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China vice president to visit India in November as ties warm

China vice president to visit India in November as ties warm

BEIJING: Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao will visit India next month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, the second top Chinese official set to visit as ties warm between the Asian powers.

Relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours have improved considerably since a brief border war in 1962, but deep suspicion over a long standing territorial dispute have remained an obstacle.

Li will visit India on November 3-7, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing.

Read: Top Chinese military officer to visit Pakistan, India




Fan Changlong, one of the vice chairmen of China's Central Military Commission (CCMC) which controls the armed forces and is headed by President Xi Jinping, will visit India and Pakistan in November.

For decades, India was a close ally of the Soviet Union while China has long backed India's rival, Pakistan.

Also read: India rolls out red carpet as China President Xi makes maiden visit

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