On the eve of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit starting November 20th.
McMohan Line separates the Indo-China border. We have inherited this dispute from the British when they left the country without settling the border dispute with
In the 1962 war Chinese have taken over 33,000 sq kms of Indian land at Aksai Chin.
1988 Rajiv Gandhi’s visit to
The first major thaw in Indo-China relations occurred with both countries agreeing to setup the Joint Working Groups mechanism to deal with the border disputes. The real negotiations are being carried out in the Western Sector comprising the 33,000 sq kms Aksai Chin and another 5,000 sq kms China got from
1993 Agreement on
1996 Agreement on Maintenance of Peace and Tranquility in the Border Areas.
1978 Trade resumed with
1995 – 1998 Trade levels surged dramatically between the two countries.
Presently the trade between the two countries is about $20 bn.
As against 4 lk Indians visiting
In comparison, the 37 listed Indian banks’ combined market capitalization stands at $63 bn.