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17 September 2017, 09:14 | Erica Roy
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Amid Japan's push for stepping up investments in India's northeast, China said today that it was opposed to any third-party involvement in the resolution of the Sino-India boundary disputes or any foreign investments in areas over which it has claims in the region.
Shah's response came after China said on September 15 that it was opposed to any foreign investment in the "disputed areas" in northeast India.
Hua said the boundary between India and China was yet to be delimited: "There are disputes over the eastern section of the China-India boundary. We are now trying to seek a solution through negotiation that is acceptable to both sides", Hua said. In this context, they noted with satisfaction the setting up of the India-Japan Act East Forum.
India and Japan made a joint statement mentioning cooperation between the two countries to improve infrastructure and development in the North-East region.
"We hope that all parties can make concerted efforts to uphold the freedom of navigation and overflight enjoyed by all countries in relevant waters under the global law and stay committed to settling the issues and disputes between them through dialogue and consultation", she added.
Hua said the boundary between India and China was yet to be settled: "There are disputes over the eastern section of the China-India boundary".
When asked about the matter, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said that South China Sea issue was part of both nation's commitement on Indo-Pacific region and did did not dwell too much on it.
"I would like to state that that India-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global". "We are also closely following the Japanese Prime Minister's visit to India".
"India's policy has been very well clarified by Sushmaji (External Affairs Minister)".
"I should also add that India and Japan are important countries in Asia".
The two sides have agreed to enhance defense and security cooperation and dialogues including the Malabar and other joint exercises, defense equipment and technology cooperation in areas such as surveillance and unmanned system technologies and defense industry cooperation, according to the joint statement released after the talks said.