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India, China Meet to Address Border Disp

Indian and Chinese officials have begun a new round of talks aimed at resolving their decades-old border dispute.

Indian National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo are leading the talks under way in New Delhi.

The officials will try to prepare a reasonable framework acceptable to both sides for a final settlement of the dispute.

This is their seventh round of talks. Officials say the discussions are at a stage where political compromise from both sides is the key to success.

The countries fought a brief border war in 1962, leading to strained relations for many years. However, relations have improved in recent years after the two neighbors decided to continue cooperation in economic and technical fields despite the border dispute.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.