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Talks with China positive, says Rajnath

By The Assam Tribune

MUMBAI, June 8 - Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said India�s military and diplomatic levels talks with China have been positive and will continue.

Addressing the BJP�s Maharashtra Jan-Samvad Rally via video link, the Minister also said the Narendra Modi-led government will ensure that India�s pride is not affected as far as the situation along Indo-China border is concerned.

�The border dispute between India and China has been ongoing for a long time. We want to resolve it as soon as possible,� Singh said.

�Talks with China are on at military and diplomatic level. The June 6 talks were very positive and both the countries have agreed to continue talks to resolve the ongoing tussle,� he said.

�I want to assure people that leadership of the country is in strong hands and we will not compromise on India�s pride and self-respect,� he said.

Singh said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and some opposition leaders had sought the government�s clarification on what is happening at the India-China border.

�As the Defence Minister of the country, I want to say that whatever I have to say I will say it inside Parliament, I will not mislead the people,� the Minister said. � PTI

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