India & China agree on Five Point Plan
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International relations & GS-III – Cybersecurity
- Recently, India and China have agreed on a five points plan to disengage troops and reduce tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
- Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in a four and a half month long stand-off.
- The talks were held on the margins of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Russia.
Five Point Plan
- Both sides should take guidance from Wuhan and Mahabalipuram summits on developing India-China relations. Differences should not be allowed to become disputes.
- Border troops should continue their dialogue, quickly disengage, maintain proper distance and ease tensions.
- The two sides shall abide by all the existing agreements and protocols on China-India boundary affairs and avoid any action that could escalate matters.
- Continuing communications through the Special Representatives mechanism, and meetings of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs.
- Working to conclude new confidence-building measures.
Do you know?
- The Special Representatives (SRs) on the Boundary Question was established in 2003.
- It provided important guidance for ensuring peace and tranquility in border areas in a challenging situation.
- WMCC was established in 2012.