New Delhi: New Delhi: China has indicated that an early resolution of the border dispute with India is not feasible. Sources say that such an opinion is being conveyed to diplomats and journalists by China.
The view in India doesn't appear to be very different. CNN-IBN has learnt that official circles see the dispute between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, who have fought a bitter war in 1962, as complex.
Negotiations at various levels including special representatives have not gone far. The view is that it would make more sense to continue confidence building in other areas.
The view in India doesn\'t appear to be very different. CNN-IBN has learnt that official circles see the dispute as complex.
India is preparing a response to China's proposal to send its Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie to Delhi in September; a move intended to give new impetus to what is a low-level military relationship.
India shares a 3,225-kilometer-long Himalayan border with China and the disputes are related mostly related to the status of Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing has been claiming as its own.
China has made it clear that it does not recognise the McMahon Line that marks the international border and was demarcated in a 1914 agreement between the British (who ruled India then), Tibetan, and Chinese representatives.
Although China and India have initiated a series of measures to resolve the border disputes, yet none of them have yielded positive results.
China also disputes the status of Tibet, Sikkim, and Kashmir. Beijing has expressed its unhappiness of the presence of Dalai Lama and a large number of Tibetan refugees.