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Defence and Security Dialogue between India and China
Feb 25, 2014

India and China held their sixth annual defence and security dialogue during which they agreed to continue to work towards maintaining peace and tranquility on their disputed border. The dialogue was co-chaired by India’s Defence Secretary R.K. Mathur and Deputy Chief of General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army, Lt Gen Wang Guanzhong.

During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on a number of regional and global security issues of mutual concern. In particular, issues concerning the security situation in South Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean region were discussed. Both sides agreed that strengthening of strategic consultation and communication would facilitate sharing of perspectives and mutual understanding in the evolving regional security situation.

The two sides noted that 2014 has been designated as the ‘Year of Friendly Exchanges’ between both sides and agreed to continue to expand the exchanges between the Armed Forces of both sides so as to foster mutual trust and understanding.

Other agreed measures included the strengthening of maritime security cooperation between Navies; officer exchanges and professional interactions at various levels of all Services and exchanges in the areas of peacekeeping, counter terrorism and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

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