Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived home on Thursday after undertaking bilateral visits to Moscow and Beijing earlier this week.
Dr. Singh spent two days in Moscow, where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin for summit-level talks. He then travelled to Beijing for three days of bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership, including with Premier Li Keqiang.
During his visit to China, New Delhi and Beijing signed a number of important agreements, including the landmark border defence cooperation pact, which is expected to better the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Dr. Singh earlier assured that both sides agreed that peace and tranquility on the border must remain the foundation for growth in the India-China relationship, even as both move forward on negotiations towards a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement of the India-China boundary question.
“This will be our strategic benchmark,” he added in Beijing.
Dr. Singh also called on Chinese President Xi Jinping while in Beijing. (ANI)