New Delhi: India and China will finalise a new border management mechanism to resolve boundary issues by the end of this year, government said on Friday.
"The border dispute has been pending since 1962. Both governments have taken a decision for establishing a new border management mechanism. Arrangements are over and by the end of this year, we will officially finalise it," Defence Minister A K Antony said when asked about Chinese media reports that India considered Beijing as an adversary.
The Minister was talking to reporters after giving away K Subrahmanyam awards on the 47th foundation day of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).
The new border management mechanism will help in resolving the "occasional problems" faced on the border, officials said.
India and China have been talking to each other for resolving the boundary dispute and have already held several rounds of discussions in this regard.
The new mechanism will help in ensuring immediate contact between the two sides in case of a perceived transgression or intrusion on the boundary before such an incident creates any bigger issue, the officials said.