Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India's Foreign Policy examines India's foreign policy options in order to ensure that the country retains its space for manoeuvre, to follow an independent foreign policy in the 21st century global scenario.

Tibet and China

Tibet and China

Steady Growth in Relations

Relations with China have been steadily improving since Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's visit to China in 1988, the first by an Indian Prime Minister since Nehru's visit in 1954. In 1993, during Prime Minister Narasimha Rao's visit, the two countries signed an agreement to maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control. Three years later during Chinese President Jiang Zemin's visit in 1996 an agreement on confidence building measures in the border areas was signed. Relations took a dip after Pokharan-II, but once China had come to terms with India becoming a nuclear weapons power in 1998, the upward trajectory in bilateral ties was resumed. Over the last few years, frequent high-level visits and meetings ...

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