India has announced that a sixth round of border talks with China will be held in Beijing from Monday. An Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday that India's national security adviser, M. K. Narayanan, would fly to Beijing for talks with Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo for two days of talks. The spokesman said the nuclear-armed neighbours were seeking a 'reasonable solution' to the festering boundary dispute with 'greater urgency'. The talks come close on the heels of a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Hu Jintao at the United Nations in New York. Apparently, Mr Hu and Dr Singh struck a deal to speed up negotiations to break the deadlock. New Delhi says China occupies 38,000 sq km of Indian territory, while Beijing claims that the 90,000 sq km Indian-administered state of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to China. A formal ceasefire line has yet to be established after the 1962 war, but the unsettled border has remained largely peaceful since agreements were signed in 1993 and 1996. In April, on a visit to New Delhi, Premier Wen Jiabao agreed with Dr Singh on a programme to allow special envoys to negotiate territorial claims as experts delineate the boundary on a map and on the ground. Work is under way to reopen the traditional Silk Route next month at Nathu La pass on the border between India's Sikkim and China's Tibet . It would be the first direct trade link since the 1962 border war.