September 5, 2017 / 6:46 AM / a year ago

Indian and Chinese defence forces must maintain cooperation - India

BEIJING (Reuters) - Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said Indian and Chinese troops must maintain cooperation to ensure that a recent confrontation on their border did not happen again.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the welcoming banquet for the BRICS Summit, in Xiamen, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a BRICS summit in China’s southeastern city of Xiamen, Jaishankar said peace in border areas was a prerequisite for India-China development and the two countries had agreed to make more efforts to enhance mutual trust.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Robert Birsel

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