The Chinese goodwill delegation which is visiting India, paid a visit on Saturday (11 March) to the Indian Prime Minister, Mr.
GV: Parliament House.
SV & CU: Chinese delegation led by Mr. Wang Ping-nan being greeted by Prime Minister Moraji Desai. (2 SHOTS)
SV SCU: Mr. Purshottam Jha, Government spokesman, speaking in English.
JHA: "During the exchange of views between Prime Minister Desai and Mr. Wang the border question came up briefly. Both Prime Minister Desai and Mr. Wang expressed the view that the border question should be resolved through negotiations and by peaceful means."
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Background: The Chinese goodwill delegation which is visiting India, paid a visit on Saturday (11 March) to the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Moraji Desai. After their meeting, it was announced that both sides had agreed that the border dispute between the two countries should be resolved peacefully negotiations.
SYNOPSIS: The talks were held in the Prime Minister's office in the Parliament building in New Delhi. The chinese delegation leader, Mr. Wang Ping-nan spent one hour with Mr. Desari...a meeting which Government sources described as a welcome development in Sino-Indian relations. India and China re-established diplomatic contact at ambassador level 18 months ago, but their dispute over certain border areas remains a key issue in efforts to normalise relations. After the meeting with Mr. Desai, a Government spokesman, Mr Desai, a government spokesman, Mr Purshottam Jha, confirmed that the border dispute had been discussed.