September 5, 2017 / 6:47 AM / in 3 months

Indian and Chinese defense forces must maintain cooperation: Indian Foreign Secretary

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

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a BRICS summit in the southeastern Chinese 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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