‘Five Points’ agreement
- September 13, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
The Foreign Ministers of India and China arrived at a ‘Five Points’ agreement to reduce the prevailing tension on the Ladakh border during their talks in Moscow on the sidelines of the SCO Summit
- The points include dialogue aimed at quick disengagement, maintaining proper distance between troops of the two sides and easing tensions, abiding by all agreements and protocols on border management, and working on new confidence-building measures once the situation eases.
- All this was comprehensively dealt with in the previous five agreements given below:
- 1993 – ‘Maintenance of Peace and Tranquility Agreement’ forms the basis of all followup agreements.
- 1996 – ‘Confidence Building Measures’ denounced the use of force
- 2005 – ‘Standard Operating Procedures’ and patrolling modalities.
- 2012 – ‘Process of Consultation and Cooperation’
- 2013 -‘Border Cooperation Agreement’, signed as a sequel to Depsang intrusion by PLA