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Global Security Newswire

China, India Ink Border Relations Accord

October 23, 2013

India and China on Wednesday signed an agreement designed to help the nuclear-armed nations manage tensions along their border, the Washington Post reported.

The countries are at odds over exactly where the boundary falls in certain Himalayan mountain areas. In 1962, tensions between the sides flared into a short-lived conflict.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang "agreed that peace and tranquility on our borders must remain the foundation for growth of the India-China relationship, even as we move forward the negotiations toward a fair, reasonable and mutual acceptable settlement to the India-China boundary question," the BBC reported.


The newly signed arrangement calls for new equipment to facilitate contact between military commanders from the two countries, according to the Post. The deal also bans personnel on either side from "tailing" the other country's patrolmen.

This article was published in Global Security Newswire, which is produced independently by National Journal Group under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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