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India-China Relations

The series of talks by the two political representatives of India and China can be a new beginning and may provide a framework for an eventual settlement. It is important that we (and the Chinese) move away from the territorial imperative to the political imperative. It is only then that the solutions are likely to emerge. As European history has shown, such a move signifies, among other things, the rise of modernity in foreign policy and diplomacy. In our case that is no less important than 'resolving problems left over from history'.

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