On his visit to China, Parrikar said the talks were held in a "frank and positive" atmosphere and both sides agreed to step up interactions.
He said "better communication" was the need of the hour. "We agreed to increase our interactions and better management of borders." He said the "best solution" for border disputes was to finalise the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as different perception of the border leads to what is perceived as transgression. "Because of different perception, technical transgression happens. We feel it is traversing, but they (Chinese troops) are just patrolling. They come and go," he said. The minister stressed that such incidents had come down. He also said an "improved" version of the MoU on defence, signed in May 2006, is being exchanged for finalisation.