China, India move closer to military hotline: Xinhua


China and India are moving towards setting up a military hotline, Chinese state media reported, with a border dispute and tensions over terror sanctions still lingering over relations between the Asian giants. China “reacted positively” to the idea of setting up a hotline, the official Xinhua news agency cited Defence Minister Chang Wanquan as saying during talks with his Indian counterpart. The world’s two most populous nations are jockeying for regional influence in Asia and their relationship is coloured by territorial disputes at both ends of the Himalayas. In 1962 they fought a border war over the northeastern Indian state…

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