NEW DELHI: India is willing to make last attempt to resolve border issue before change of guard in China. To expedite the progress, National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon will visit Beijing next month.

Menon will hold talks with his counterpart Dai Bingguo, who along with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao and President Hu Jintao will leave office in March next year. Considering the change of guard, India has increased its efforts to understand strategic and economic issues.
In this series, fruitful talks were held between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterpart Wen Jiabao on Monday during the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. In view of making some progress on crucial issues with China, a dialogue will take place in New Delhi at the end of November.

Head of the National Development and Reform Commission Zhang Ping along with a group of economic experts will visit New Delhi on November 26. They will have a meeting with Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Soon after this, Shiv Shankar Menon will leave for China to discuss border row and other strategic issues. It is to be noted that no dialogue took place after the meeting of high level representatives in January this year.

Before a new leadership takes over Beijing, India wants to make some progress in the dialogue process. Despite so many hurdles, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao share good personal relations with Indian leadership.  

Briefing media persons about the 40-minutes dialogue between Prime Minister and Wen Jiabao in Cambodia, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said, "The issue came up during the ongoing dialogue between the two countries.’’

JPN/ Rajkishore 

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