The India-China Defence Dialogue is part of a joint effort to ensure peace along the LAC. The sixth round in New Delhi on 24 February included discussions on border protocols, security cooperation and exchanges in counter-terrorism. Along with these, India must also work on resolving the border dispute
Lt. Gen.(Retd.) Ashok Mehta is a founder-member of the Defence Planning Staff and his last assignment was as General Officer Commanding, IPKF (South) Sri Lanka. He is a former director of Security and Political Risk Analysis and consultant, Indian Defence Review. He is the conveyor of a new regional dialogue exploring a regional approach to a post- 2014 Afghanistan.