NEW DELHI: China wants India to put behind the 1962 war as an "unfortunate" thing of the past and that the two countries should strengthen their military ties including formalising a border management pact under which their troops will not fire at each other.
The Chinese assessment was conveyed to the Indian defence ministry team which visited Beijing on January 14 and 15 for the third round of the annual defence dialogue between the two countries.
During the meeting with the Indian team led by defence secretary Shashikant Sharma, the Chinese side asked India to forget the 1962 war as an "unfortunate" thing of the past and said it looked forward towards better relations between the two countries, highly-placed defence sources said here today. India suffered a humiliating defeat in the 1962 war.
The Chinese side was "unusually warm" during the third round of talks and wanted a formal border management agreement along the more than 4,000-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The Chinese side, the sources said, is expected to soon send proposals in this regard which would also suggest the two sides to agree on their troops not firing at each other under any circumstances.
Beijing also wants to formalise a mechanism under which there will be no night patrolling by the troops from both sides and if they cross each others' path, they will not follow each other, sources said.
However, Beijing continued to be in denial mode when the Indian side raised the issue of presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK).
India maintains that Chinese troops are found to be in significant numbers in PoK around the Chinese construction projects in that region.
Ashish Pandey (Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh)
The initiative is welcome.... it's always better to forget the past and look for a better future, provided the true intentions are healthy..
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s. k. (delhi)
Chinese now come to the reality and starts recognising India as a powerful neboughr and also it is not possible to make cake walk like 1962 they did.
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Raj Sharma (Aurora, Illinois)
The Chinese are not to be trusted, since they have stabbed us in back umpteen times. "Forgetting" here implies that India must give up its claims on Aksai Chin. How can that be permitted? And while China is the gainer what does India get?
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truth teller (india)
Put behind "unfortunate" McMahon Line, China
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dev kumar (gurgaon)
I CAN TRUST A COBRA BUT NEVER THESE SMALL EYED EMOTIONLESS CHINESE AND DUBIOUS PAKISTANIS.
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Rajesh Dod (Doha)
China to India: "Please forget the lessons you have learnt from past so that we will get a chance again to gain your territory" India to China: " don't worry about our learning we don't give a helm to the past, you are as welcome today like you were welcomed during Nehru's era"
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indian patriotic sikh (hinduland)
do whatever u want to say,WE DO NOT TRUST YOU
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China return the land grabbed by u in 1962 n we will forget the war... There's no bravery in attacking other when he treats u like friend.. Our assessment about u before 1962 was wrong..
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sure, return our territory and forget the McMahon line. we will also forget this 'unfortunate' incident.
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Brahmos (United States of India)
Why put that war behind for time being because u r almost at war with Japan and meanwhile dnt want any trouble from indian side....
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Put behind Tibet......give it freedom......can you?
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You trust a Pakistani or a Chinese - you are finished. Demon changes its posture from time to time, but definitely not its DNA, be WARNED !!!
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In 1962 they said the same thing " we are bhai bhai". China could never be "bhai bhai". What about the river Brahamaputra; they are trying their best to stop water flowing to India.
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WeAreLikeThatOnly (Planet Earth)
Dear brother China, we are willing to forgive (but not forget) "unfortunate" attack of 1962 provided you return to the pre 1962 border in Kashmir, Ladakh and North-east India. We are willing to both forgive and forget, if China returned to the international boundary positions of 1954 with resulting de-occupation of Tibet. You were pragmatic enough to suggest we put behind the attack of 1962, so I'm sure you will be equally pragmatic to accede to this request. From your fellow Asian brother. Jai Hind !
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Assamese will never forget speech "God Bye Assam" by then PM Jawaharlal Nehru..amidst 1962 war...where chinese troops entered up to Tezpur, assam .
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Ravi Sharma (Hindustan)
They exactly told the same thing before 1962 war " INDIA CHINA BHAI BHAI " and now also expressing the same thing differently . OLD WINE IN A NEW BOTTLE .
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ITALIAN CONGRESS (mumbai)
Since India and Japan agreed for joint operation in south china sea there has been a change in china;s attitide
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If China really regrets 1962 war,then it should return parts of Kashmir state,Asakai chin and Kailas Mansorovar which have parts of India since ancient times,whole Kashmir has always been part of India,homeland of Pandits and one thing more please treat Tibetans people like human beings,don't force them to suicide and Mac Mohan Line should be respected by both countries.
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A. C. Vashishth (Delhi)
In other words, China wants India to forget too that thousands of kilometres of Indian territory is in China's hands as a booty of 1962 aggression. What does China lose? Nothing. What does India gain? Nothing.
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George Menachery (Thrissur Kerala)
India must be cautious as China might be only interested in increasing their exports to India. If China is earnest they must remove their huge presence from POK.
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F** C K OFF. CHINA MUST GIVE FREEDOM TO TIBET. BREAK TIES WITH PAK, STOP SUPPLYING NUCLEAR MATERIAL TO ISLAMIC AND ROUGH NATIONS.
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JC Patel (USA)
Only a fool will trust china in this world. Hope, India is not that fool.
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Zokhuma Lushai (Aizawl)
If China wanted to convince what it is saying, let it give back all the Indian border areas that it had occupied. Further, let it forget its claim of Arunachal Pradesh too. Then, and only then, would India forget the 1962 Sino-Indian war.
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