India's foreign minister to visit China, signaling end of spat over boundary incursions

India has announced that its foreign minister will visit China this week as local media reported an agreement between the two Asian giants to end a three-week stand-off over their disputed Himalayan border.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will hold discussions in Beijing on Thursday, India's foreign ministry said in a statement Monday. The trip comes ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's scheduled visit to India later this month.

New Delhi had accused Chinese troops of crossing their disputed boundary and infiltrating deep into Indian territory three weeks ago. Indian officials said the Chinese forces erected tents there. China dismissed the reports of an incursion.

Indian media reported Monday the sides had agreed to end the crisis. Khurshid had made his China visit conditional on a Chinese troop withdrawal.