India says talks on to end standoff with China

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Posted: Apr 26, 2013 6:52 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's defense minister says talks are being held with China to end a standoff with its northern neighbor after New Delhi says Chinese soldiers infiltrated deep inside Indian-claimed territory.

A.K. Antony said Friday the talks were on at different levels to find a peaceful solution to the latest flare-up of tension over the de facto boundary in the Himalayas.

India's foreign minister is traveling to Beijing on May 9 ahead of a scheduled visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to India.

India says Chinese troops entered 10 kilometers (six miles) into Indian territory on April 15 and pitched tents in the Ladakh region of eastern Kashmir.

India has asked China to withdraw the soldiers. China has dismissed reports of an incursion and says the border region is peaceful.