JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Border Defence Cooperation Agreement: The Icebreaker in Making?

Bijoy Das was Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.
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  • January 2014
    Volume: 
    9
    Issue: 
    2
    Perspectives

    The long expected Agreement on Border Defence Cooperation (BDCA) was signed between the governments of India and China on 23 October 2013 in Beijing, during the visit of the Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to the People’s Republic of China. The draft of the agreement had been through close-door negotiations by both the governments for about a year prior to its signing. Incidentally, it was also during these negotiations that a three week long face-to-face incident occurred—in April-May 2013—at Depsang located in the Aksai Chin region which is disputed between India and China.

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