People's Liberation Army chief Liang Guanglie discussed regional security issues with Indian Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi yesterday, but no fresh proposals were announced for improving ties between the nuclear neighbours. Mr Mukherjee is the most senior Indian official that General Liang has met since arriving in India on Monday. General Liang, who is also a member of China's powerful Central Military Commission, is leading an 18-member delegation to the country. An Indian government spokesman said the two officials had 'commended the favourable trend of relations between the armed forces of the two nations' which were in keeping with the growing economic and political relations between India and China. 'General Liang made a number of proposals to further expand friendly co-operation between the two armed forces,' the spokesman said, without giving details. 'The defence minister shared General Liang's view that the two sides must work closely to promote peace and tranquillity on the border and promote stability and development in Asia.' A source disclosed that General Liang, who flies home tomorrow, was given a lengthy briefing on India's security concerns before the meeting. General Liang also met M.K. Narayanan, India's powerful national security adviser. Mr Narayanan is India's chief envoy in ongoing talks with Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo to resolve a border dispute with China.