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INDIA’S protracted, unsuccessful dialogue with China on the boundary dispute brings home a fundamental that talks are doomed to failure unless both parties are in a negotiating frame of mind. This they have not been in the last nearly six decades.

On April 20, India’s national security adviser, Ajit Doval, who is also special representative for boundary talks, met China’s state councillor Yang Jiechi in Beijing for the second such talks since the Narendra Modi government came to power in May 2014.