Menon said while the Chinese documents were showing their version of the border, the Indian documents were showing "our version of the boundary". The NSA was speaking on the day when India and China were engaged in their second strategic economic dialogue. He also released a set of books on China studies at the Observer Research Foundation here on Monday.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid described the Chinese position as "unacceptable". Khurshid said both the countries would ensure that their flags of disagreement were put out immediately after something had happened.
Menon said both the neighbours were conducting talks to resolve the boundary dispute. He said both sides were working to agree on a framework to settle the boundary issue before they actually agreed on it.