India, China End Three-Day Border Talks, Agree to Continue

Indian and Chinese officials have concluded three days of talks on a decades-old boundary dispute, and agreed to continue the dialogue in China.

An Indian Foreign Ministry statement says the two special representatives held their discussions in the southern state of Kerala. The statement says the two officials will meet again in China at a date to be announced later.

The last round of talks was held in China in September.

Last year, when Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao was in New Delhi, he said that resolving the border dispute was a top priority since the two sides already agree on the "guiding principles" for a possible solution.

New Delhi says China occupies 38-thousand square kilometers of Indian territory in Kashmir, while Beijing claims 90-thousand square kilometers of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The dispute led to a brief war in 1962.