India China Panchsheel Agreement

After a long meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SOZ), Indian Foreign Ministers S. Jaishankar and Wang Yi, his Chinese counterpart, agreed to prevent «disputes from becoming disputes», continue military dialogue, ease bilateral tensions and respect all existing border pacts and agreements. The two ministers also decided to continue discussions on the respective SSRs on «border issues» and to develop new confidence-building measures (CMMs) as soon as border tensions have eased. The Panchsheel agreement spoke of relations and trade between India and Tibet, the Chinese territory. In April 1954, India, which considered Tibet to be part of China, concluded an agreement with China on the principle of «panchsheel».