China wants hotline between its premier and Indian PM

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New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S. M.Krishna on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that China has proposed for the establishment of a hotline between the Chinese Premier and the Prime Minister of India to maintain regular contacts at the highest level.

In a written reply to Parliament Krishna stated that both India and China are in the process of discussing the technical and other modalities for the establishing the hot line.

India has a hot line contact with Russia at present.

The establishing of a hot line between India and China was decided after a meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Yekaterinburg in June as a confidence building measure. (ANI)

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