Signed in New Delhi on 29 November 1996, available in the amf`s Chinese contract database in English, Chinese and Hindi. English copies and summaries of the agreement are also available in the UN Peacemakers Database and the University of Edinburgh`s pa-X Peace Agreement database. According to the UN Peacemaker website, the agreement “allows for military disclosure when parties conduct border exercises and the downsizing of military personnel in border areas. It also allows parties to observe and inspect troop movements in any other territory by invitation.┬áIn this agreement, the two sides agreed to reduce or limit their armed forces within the mutually agreed geographical areas along the LAC. It defines the main categories of weapons to be reduced or limited: “Battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, guns (including caps) of a caliber of 75 mm or more, mortars of caliber 120 mm or more, surface-to-surface missiles, surface-to-air missiles and any other jointly agreed weapons system.” (Art. 3.) It also states that “each side opens fire, causes biodegradation, uses dangerous chemicals, detonates or hunts at the line of actual control with rifles or explosives within two kilometers.” (Article 6) Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said there are enough bilateral mechanisms to resolve border disputes through diplomacy. [66] [67] These agreements include:[66] Signed on September 7, 1993 in Beijing, available in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AMF) contract database in English, Chinese and Hindi. All three texts have the same validity. A copy in English is also available in the UN Peacemaker database.

According to a summary on the UN Peacemaker website, this agreement provides “the framework for border security between the parties until the final decision on border demarcation is taken.” The parties agree to “minimize the armed forces in areas along the Line of Effective Control” and to “reduce military personnel”, which are compatible with friendly and good relations between them. (Article 2) They also agree to implement confidence-building measures along the control of the LAC, including by pre-announcing “military exercises of certain levels close to the line of effective control authorised by this Agreement”. (Art. . . .