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NO deal between India, China to end Ladakh stand-off: Khurshid

Source: PTI
May 08, 2013 15:47 IST
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External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday claimed there was no deal between India and China for ending the 21-day stand-off between the armies of the two countries in Ladakh.

"No deals at international levels, we do not do deals at this level," he said when asked if India and China had inked a deal.

Reports have suggested that it was only after India agreed to dismantle its positions in Chumar area in Ladakh that the Chinese side agreed to withdraw its troops from Depsang valley in Daulat Beg oldi sector there.

Asked about his visit to China starting May 9, Khurshid said, "We will talk about the future. Our leadership is committed towards that and the great things India and China can and must do together."

The proposed visit had been under a cloud until the two sides reached the agreement to end the stand-off.

The Chinese incursion issue is expected to figure in Khurshid's talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as well as Premier Li Keqiang, when he calls on them.

Besides the border incident, the focus of Khurshid's talks will be to finalise the programme of Li's visit to India.

The new Chinese premier chose India as his first stop during his maiden foreign trip to strike a friendly chord with the Indian public and leaders.

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