India and China have begun a new round of talks in New Delhi aimed at resolving a long-running Himalayan border dispute.
India's foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee says his country is ready for what he calls a positive transformation in its relations with China.
The border dispute has been simmering since a brief war between the two nations in 1962.
India claims 38-thousand square kilometers of Chinese-controlled land in the Kashmir region. China, in turn, claims some 90-thousand square kilometers in the Indian-ruled state of Arunachal Pradesh.
India's foreign ministry says this round of talks will end Thursday, at which time a formal statement will be made.