On September 11, 2020, India and China agreed on a five-point action plan for quick disengagement of troops and avoid actions that will escalate tensions.
The External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar is on a visit to Russia to attend the SCO Foreign Ministers meet in Moscow. He met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the meet.
Five-Point Action Plan
- India and China agreed that both sides should take guidance from the consensus of the leaders to develop India-China relations.
- Both India and China agreed to continue their dialogue in the border to disengage, ease tension and maintain proper distance
- India and China should abide all existing agreements, protocols and maintain peace and tranquility in the border
- The countries should continue their communications through Special Representatives mechanism for consultation and coordination on border affairs.
- The countries should expedite work to conclude on confidence building measures.
1993 India-China Agreement
The agreement provided framework for maintenance of peace and tranquillity along Line of Actual Control. According to the agreement, the countries agreed to reduce their troop levels with friendly and good relations between them. They also agreed to reduce the troop levels.
1967 Nathu La clashes
The Nathu La clashes were a series of military clashes in 1967 between India and China alongside Sikkim. During these clashes, Indian forces defeated the Chinese.
2017 Doklam Standoff
In June 2017, military stand off occurred between India and China over the disputed territory of Doklam.
The North Eastern States of India are connected through a narrow Siliguri corridor. Chinese tried to block this corridor and eventually isolate the north eastern states.