Menon, speaking at a book launch at the Observer Research Foundation, said India and China have shown an ability to “manage” their relations and engage in “strategic communications” on a host of issues, including boundaries and rivers.
He said the map row should be seen in a perspective.
“We have differences on the boundary. We are discussing them. We have made progress in dealing with the boundary,” he said. Menon is the special envoy on the Sino-Indian border talks. India, he said, needed an “external environment” that was “conducive to economic growth.”