China calls for dialogue on border issue

  • Sutirtho Patranobis, PTI, Beijing
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2013 00:59 IST

China on Tuesday seemingly toned out its rhetoric on the incursion into Indian territory by its border troops, saying that both countries need to work together to resolve the festering border issue.

On Monday, China had denied that its troops had crossed into the Ladakh region, claiming that its personnel were patrolling on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Foreign ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, said on Tuesday both India and China need to "create good conditions for the sound development of bilateral relations".

Hua, who spoke at length on Monday about the situation saying that incident was media speculation, evaded direct questions on Tuesday.

She added, "Yesterday I already expounded on this issue. I have nothing new to add today."

Asked about external affairs ministry summoning Chinese ambassador to New Delhi Wei Wei to stress on the need for resolving the issue, Hua said she was not aware of the any development.

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