New India-China agreement to avoid army face-offs

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New India-China agreement to avoid army face-offs | idrw.org

India and China today signed a landmark agreement on border cooperation to avoid face-offs like the one in Depsang valley in Ladakh in April, calling for mutual trust and maximum restraint at the border.

In the pact signed between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese premier Li Keqiang, the two countries agreed not to use their military strengths against each other or to attack the other side and said "neither side shall use or threaten to use force against the other side by any means nor seek unilateral superiority."

"Peace along the border is a foundation of our relationship," said Dr Manmohan Singh. His Chinese counterpart said: "I am sure it will bring peace and tranquility in border areas. We have agreed that the leadership of both sides have the ability to manage differences along the border."

The two sides agreed to hold flag meetings, or meetings between border personnel, at designated places along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The pact also calls for periodic meetings between senior army officers and defence officials, and also talks about a hotline between the military headquarters of the two countries.

India and China agreed that in the event of a face-off, both sides would exercise maximum restraint and not threaten to use force. They also decided not to tail each others patrols in areas where there is no common ground on the LAC.

The agreement includes telephone contacts and telecommunication links along the LAC.

The pact comes after tension between the two countries over the prolonged standoff in Ladakh six months ago.

Chinese troops had entered 19 km inside what India considers its own territory in the Depsang plains of Ladakh in April this year and camped there for three weeks before withdrawing
The question is, for how long this pact will be honored ?
 

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That's good news, I like it.

This new Chinese government looks more pragmatic than previous one.
 

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Pragmatic, what sense ?

Border issues have been increased since the inception of new Chinese govt !
Playing the devil's advocate here, one could argue that the Chinese incursions were a ploy to inject urgency to the issue, it seems to have worked.
 
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Playing the devil's advocate here, one could argue that the Chinese incursions were a ploy to inject urgency to the issue, it seems to have worked.
Good point however, if that was the case, they would have done that long back. They are not in a mood to settle the border issues once in for all. They are provoking us so that, they need a reason for attacking India to save their sorry face in front of the world.
 

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Good point however, if that was the case, they would have done that long back. They are not in a mood to settle the border issues once in for all. They are provoking us so that, they need a reason for attacking India to save their sorry face in front of the world.
I think the loser of the 1962 is the one should cared about save their face in front of the world.
 

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Better late than never. India doesn't have to be so paranoid.

Good point however, if that was the case, they would have done that long back. They are not in a mood to settle the border issues once in for all. They are provoking us so that, they need a reason for attacking India to save their sorry face in front of the world.
 

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I think the loser of the 1962 is the one should cared about save their face in front of the world.
That is why China gets worried every time India tests a long range missile!
 

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The real issues have not been addressed.

It is just the old package in a new wrapping!
the real issues have not been addressed for who?

do you have some special solution for the border dispute? since india already rejected an equal swap offer from zhou enlai.
 

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the real issues have not been addressed for who?

do you have some special solution for the border dispute? since india already rejected an equal swap offer from zhou enlai.
Stapled Visa, Trade etc etc.

The Peace and Tranquillity Treaty already exists for the Border management.

What has happened now is cosmetic tinkering.
 
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Well, we may worry if you get a nuclear warhead for your missile.
Comrade, save this rant for yourself. You have been proved wrong N no. of times however, you don't seem to understand a bit of it :facepalm:
 

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good now we can go to their loo and they can eat our samosas................
 

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