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Barbed diplomacy On Tuesday, China advocated a reasonable settlement of the row over Arunachal Pradesh The suggestion is paradoxical considering Beijing refused to grant a visa to an IAS officer from Arunachal; China claims the state as its territory India retaliated by cancelling the visit of more than 100 IAS officers to China Normally, India would have kept any Arunachali resident out of a delegation to China. The inclusion may be India's expression of displeasure over the neighbour's bellicose stand China added mockery to the consternation it is causing to India over Arunachal Pradesh by declaring on Tuesday that bilateral differences should not be over played and advocating a fair and reasonable settlement of the boundary row. The suggestion is paradoxical considering that Beijing refused to grant a visa to an IAS officer from Arunachal because China claims the state as its territory.
They also reviewed the MoU for defence cooperation (2006) and said dates would be determined for the annual meeting of the defence dialogue mechanism.