NEW DELHI, March 23: tiol Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the special representative for the India-Chi boundary talks, on Monday sat down with his Chinese counterpart, State Councillor Yang Jiechi, for the 18th round of border talks here.
Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, a former Indian envoy to Chi, are among the Indian team holding talks with the Chinese delegation at Hyderabad House to resolve the dispute over the around 4,000-km boundary.
The boundary question has seen several incidents of face-offs between the troops of both countries, especially with Chinese troops intruding into the Indian side.
This is the first time that Doval is chairing the key talks as special representative. It is also the rendra Modi government’s first shot at the border talks since it came to power last May. Exterl affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted: “India-Chi delegations led by t Security Adviser Doval & State Councillor Yang Jiechi talk on Boundary Question.” IANS