China’s foreign minister arrived in India on Sunday for talks with high ranking officials on a long-standing border dispute that triggered a short war in 1962, AFP reported. Yang Jiechi arrived in Kolkata where he will inaugurate a new consulate and meet his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukerjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today. Indian officials have said the two countries will discuss ways to boost trade and review continuing negotiations related to the border dispute. India claims China occupies 38,000 square kilometers of its territory in the Himalayas, while China claims the 90,000 square kilometer northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh to be its own. The two countries have held 11 rounds of talks to resolve this dispute.
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