H.E. Luo Zhaohui
Chinese Ambassador to India
  Ambassador
  Embassy Offices
  China-India Relations
  Consular Service
  Press Service
  Important Notice
Notice on Visa Application by Indian Pilgrims to Xizang, China
Consular Office Closes on May 29 to 30, 2017
NOTICE
NOTICE
More>>
  Contact Us
  News From China
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
  Home > China-India Relations > Documents & Archives
Full Text of Joint Statement by Chinese and Indian Defence Ministers(2013-07-06)
Joint Statement between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India(2013-05-20)
Joint Communiqué of the Tenth Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and the Republic of India(2010-11-15)
Joint Communiqué of the Ninth Meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, India & Russia(2009-10-27)
Joint Communiqué on the Results of the Trilateral Meeting of the Foreign Minister of India, Russia and China(2007-02-14)
Declaration on Principles for Relations and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India(2003-06-25)
Press Release of the Second Meeting of Sino-Indian Dialogue Mechanism on Counter-terrorism (2003-06-13)
Trade Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of India(2002-01-16)
Cultural Agreement Between the Government of The People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of India(2002-01-16)
Joint Communique On The Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations Between The People'S Republic Of China And The Republic Of India(2002-01-16)
Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of India on the Maintenance of Peace and Tranquility along the Line of Actual Control in the China-India Border Areas(2002-01-16)
Agreement Between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of India on Confidence Building Measures in the Military Field Along the Line of Actual Control in the China-India Border Areas(2002-01-16)
Sino-Indian Joint Press Communique(1988-12-23)
Hot Topics
Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation
NPC&CPPCC Annual Sessions 2017
the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee
The Eighth BRICS Summit
the South China Sea Issue
China marks the 70th annv. of the victory of war of resisitance against Japanese aggression
More>>
Useful Links
More>>


H.E. Luo Zhaohui
Chinese Ambassador to India
  Ambassador
  Embassy Offices
  China-India Relations
  Consular Service
  Press Service
  Important Notice
Notice on Visa Application by Indian Pilgrims to Xizang, China
Consular Office Closes on May 29 to 30, 2017
NOTICE
NOTICE
More>>
  Contact Us
  News From China
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
  Home > China-India Relations > Documents & Archives
Full Text of Joint Statement by Chinese and Indian Defence Ministers
2013/07/06

A joint statement by Chinese and Indian Defence Ministers was issued  in Beijing on July 6, 2013. The full text is as follows:

Joint Statement

1. The Indian Minister of Defence, Mr. A. K. Antony, paid an official visit to China from 4-7 July, 2013 at the invitation of the Chinese Defence Minister, Gen. Chang Wanquan. He held talks with his counterpart, Gen. Chang Wanquan. The Indian Defence Minister also called on Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and had a meeting with State Councilor Yang Jiechi.

2. The two Defence Ministers held talks in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and had an extensive exchange of views on a wide range of defence and security issues. They reaffirmed that defence exchanges were an important facet of the India-China strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity.

3. Noting that peace and tranquility in their border areas was an important guarantor for the growth and development of bilateral cooperation, the Ministers emphasized the importance of enhancing mutual trust and understanding between the two militaries. They reviewed the working of agreements and protocols dealing with the maintenance of peace and tranquility and directed that it be further strengthened. Appreciating that border defence cooperation would make a significant contribution in that regard, they agreed on an early conclusion of negotiations for a proposed agreement on border defence cooperation between the two Governments.

4. The Ministers discussed ongoing and proposed bilateral exchanges and welcomed the holding of the counter-terrorism bilateral joint exercise between their armies in China in 2013. They also agreed on the following additional exchanges and visits between India and China:

1) Senior military commanders from service headquarters, command/military region and field formations will exchange visits regularly on a mutually agreed annual schedule.

2) Visits of border troop delegations would be enhanced to promote dialogue and strengthen trust and cooperation.

3) Border personnel meetings (BPM) will take place with greater frequency and additional locations will be finalized after discussion.

4) The Navies will increase ship visits, consider conducting joint maritime search and rescue exercises and cooperate in counter-piracy operations. The call by PLA Navy hospital ship 'Peace Ark' to Mumbai in August 2013 was welcomed.

5) The Air Forces will carry out high level visits and expand their functional exchanges. They would focus on topics of mutual interest including flight safety, aviation medicine and training.

6) Military training institutions will also strengthen their exchanges at the faculty and student levels.

7) To promote greater awareness and understanding among young officers of the armed forces, visits and exchanges will be carried out annually.

5. Defence Minister Antony invited his Chinese counterpart Gen. Chang Wanquan to visit India in 2014 as convenient. The Chinese Defence Minister accepted the invitation.

6. Minister Antony expressed appreciation for the warm hospitality extended by the Minister of Defence of the People's Republic of China to him and his high level delegation during the visit.