India and engage in China security talks

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india chinaIndia and China today agreed to step up their defence and security dialogue and work to take steps to ensure that the two countries achieve a $100-billion trade target by 2015.
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and his Chinese counterpart, Wen Jiabao, spoke of the need to continue with this dialogue at their 40-minute meeting on the sidelines of the Rio+20 Environment Summit here.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Foreign Secretary, Ranjan Mathai, said that during the discussion on trade and economic cooperation, Dr Singh invited Chinese investments in infrastructure.
Mathai also said that India will begin exporting to rice China soon.
Reflecting the good chemistry shared between them, Wen told Dr Singh that their meeting in Brazil. Mathai said the two leaders also discussed the issue of trans-border rivers flowing in India and China during which Beijing agreed to transfer of information in this regard to New Delhi was the 13th between them.
The move sent a strong signal from China on sharing of information with India on the rivers issue. This was also important since India was a lower riparian country. They have also reiterated their intention to promote regular ministerial-level exchanges and make the full use of the strategic dialogue and other bilateral dialogue mechanisms.
The Prime Minister also spoke of Indian naval ships recently visiting China.

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