Xi-Modi meet: India did not raise the issue of returning Aksai Chin

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New Delhi, Sept 18: India and China on Thursday signed 12 agreements and PM Narendra Modi also raised the issue of Chinese troops incursion at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with the Chinese President Xi JInping in New Delhi, on the second day of his visit to India.

India expressed concern over the incursion by Chinese troops on the border and said such incidents should be resolved soon as peace and tranquillity on the border was essential for boosting bilateral economic cooperation.

In a joint press conference, Chinese President Xi said both sides have agreed to "continue to be sensitive and respectful to each others' sensitivities and concerns and progressively handle the outstanding issues in a positive attitude".

But he reiterated the Chinese position that the boundary question is "left over from history" and both sides have made progress in maintaining peace and tranquillity in the border areas.

Aksai Chin: The 'bone of contention' not discussed

India did not raise the issue of returning Aksai Chin, one of the two main disputed border areas between India and China, for which the resolution was passed in the Indian Constitution on November 14, 1962.

The then prime minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru had tabled the proposal in Lok Sabha on November 8, 1962.

Around 165 members took part in the debate that China should be knocked out of Aksai Chin territory.

During the 1962 Sino-India war, China had illegally occupied 38,000 sq km eastern-most part of Jammu & Kashmir, called Aksai Chin in Ladakh sector.

Since 1962, the Aksai Chin part has remained as a bone of contention between India and China, as one of the most important border dispute issues.

So, the question arises when will India implement its resolution, that was taken years ago?

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