This volume examines the unfolding relationships among the five great powers in Asia—the United States, China, India, Japan and Russia. It explores recent bilateral relations between these states. While the central theme is how China, the rising power, and the US, the sole superpower, will deal with each other, their policies and interactions will need to factor in the other three powers who will play significant roles in defining peace and stability in Asia.

India–China Relations: Agreements Signed (2000–2005)

India–China relations: Agreements signed (2000–2005)


A new era in the India–China bilateral relations was ushered in with the visit of former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi to China in 1988. Political dialogue at the highest level between India and China was resumed and both agreed to develop and expand bilateral relations in all fields, while continuing to address the outstanding differences. It was also agreed to establish a JWG on the boundary question to seek a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution. Besides the JWG (on the border issue) and the Joint Economic Group (JEG) (on economic and commercial issues), it was agreed to encourage bilateral exchanges in science and technology, outer space, mining, audit, defence, personnel and culture.

The decade of ...

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