2 March 1963
China and Pakistan sign a boundary settlement in Beijing between Kashmir and Xinjiang where Pakistan ceded 5080 sq. km of PoK territory.

23 March 1963
Official sources confirm induction of additional Chinese troops into Tibet, raising concerns in Delhi.

16 Oct 1964
China conducts its first nuclear explosion in Lop Nor.

30 Dec 1964
Zhou Enlai warns that China had not relinquished its sovereignty over the 90,000 square km of territory south of Mc Mohan Line.

26 March 1965
Sino-Pak boundary protocol involving territory in Jammu and Kashmir signed in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir between Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Pakistani President Ayub Khan.

April 1965
China extends support to Pakistani aggression in Rann of Kutch.

27 Aug 1965
China accuses India of crossing the Sikkim-China boundary.

Sept 1965
China supports Pakistan during the Indo-Pak conflict in Chhamb across the international border of Jammu and Kashmir and officially accuses India of 'criminal aggression.'

30 Nov 1965
Chinese troops intrude into north Sikkim and NEFA once again.


Jan 1966
China condemns the Tashkent Agreement between India and Pakistan as a product of joint US-Soviet plotting.

1 Jan 1969
India indicates its desire to conduct its relation with China on the principle of mutual respect of each other's sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference in internal affairs.


Informal contacts between the Indian and Chinese diplomats established.

25 Oct 1971
The UN General Assembly voted to give China's seat in UN to the Government of PRC, expelling Nationalist China functioning as the 'Republic of China' from Taiwan (Formosa).

Dec 1971
Sino-Indian relations suffer a setback following the creation of Bangladesh.

July 1972
China vetoes an Indian sponsored resolution for the admittance of Bangladesh to the UN.


14 March 197
China sends a new Charge d' Affaires Mr. Ma Mu-Ming to New Delhi after a lapse of 18 months raising fresh hopes for a Sino-Indian dialogue.

April 1973
China accuses India of committing aggression on Sikkim on the pretext of disturbances.


May 1974
India conducts its Peaceful Nuclear Explosion. China accuses India of nuclear blackmail by posing as a 'sub-super power'.

April 1975
China expresses strong condemnation and utmost indignation at merger of Sikkim with the Indian Union.


April 1976
India and China decide to restore the level of diplomatic representation in both countries to the ambassadorial status after a 15year diplomatic hiatus.

7 July 1976
K. R. Narayanan is appointed as the India's Ambassador to PRC.

20 Sept 1976
Chen Chao Yuan is appointed as the Chinese Ambassador to India.

Feb 1979
Indian Foreign Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee visits China.


June 1981
Chinese Foreign Minister Huang Hu visits India. Establishment of an annual dialogue at the level of Vice-Ministers .

15 Aug 1984
Indian Commerce Secretary Abid Hussain signs the Most Favoured Nation Agreement with the Chinese Vice-Minister Lu Xue Jian in Beijing.


Differences surface over the precise limits of the Mc Mohan Line in theSumdorung Chu area of Arunachal Pradesh.

8 Dec 1986
Beijing express strong condemnation over the establishment of Arunachal Pradesh as a full fledged State of the Indian Union.


May 1987
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi sends PN Haskar as Special Envoy to China for high level discussion with Chinese leaders.

Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi visits China. Agreement to set up a Joint Working Group on Boundary question and a Joint Group on Economic Relations, Trade, Science and Technology signed.


Dec 1991
Chinese Premier Li Peng visits India after a gap of 31 years, pledges to resolve the boundary question through friendly consultations.

Sept 1993
Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao visits China, signs agreement on Border Peace and Tranquility and the setting up of the India-China Expert Group of Diplomatic and Military Officers to assist the work in Joint Working Group.


Vice-President K R Narayanan visits China. Following this China refused to support Pakistan at the Human Rights Commission on the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.

Aug 1995
India and China agree to pull back their troops on the Sumdorong Chu Valley in the eastern sector.


Nov 1996
Chinese President Jiang Zemin visits India, signs Agreement onConfidence Building Measures in the military field along the LAC in the India-China Border Areas.

Aug 1997
The India-China Joint Working Group meets in New Delhi. Instruments of ratification in respect to Confidence Building Measures agreement exchanged.


May 1998
Defence Minister George Fernandes reported claim that China was India's threat number one offends China.

11 May 1998
India conducts three nuclear tests in Pokhran range in Rajathan.

13 May 1998
India further conducts two more underground nuclear tests.

14 May 1998
China strongly condemns India's nuclear tests.

July 1998
China urges India and Pakistan to give up their nuclear ambitions and sign the NPT.

Aug 1998
India officially announces talks with China on the reopening of the Ladakh-Kailash-Mansarovar route.


Feb 1999
China hails the policy of Bus Diplomacy between India and Pakistan.

June 1999
China displays neutrality on the Kargil conflict and agrees to establish a security mechanism with India.

22 Sept 1999
China objects to the creation of a new Indian Army Unit, the 14th corps, to be based in Leh to look after the Ladakh region.

28 Sept 1999
China asks New Delhi to stop the 'splitting activities' of Dalai Lama from Indian soil to improve bilateral relations.

24 Nov 1999
India and China hold detailed discussions in New Delhi on ways to settle their border row.

7 Jan 2000
Karmapa Lama flees China, reaches Dharamshala and joins the Dalai Lama.

11 Jan 2000
Beijing warns that giving political asylum to the Karmapa would violate the five principles of peaceful coexistence.

14 Jan 2000
India officially declares to China that the 17th Karmapa has arrived in Dharamshala, but has not been granted refugee status.

22 Jan 2000
The Dalai Lama writes to the Prime Minister urging him to accord protection to the 17th Karmapa.

31 Jan 2000
The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army build a permanent road network and sets up bunkers 5km in the Indian side of the LAC in Ladakh's Aksai Chin area.

22 Feb 2000
India and China sign a bilateral trade agreement in Beijing to facilitate China's early entry into the WTO and an MOU for setting up a Joint Working Group in the field of steel.

23 Feb 2000
A five day extravaganza to promote trade and investment flagged off in India by Industry and Commerce Minister Murasoli Maran with Hong Kong chief executive officer Tung Chee Hwa.

6 March 2000
India and China initiate the first ever bilateral security dialogue in Beijing on global and regional issues of mutual interest.

1 April 2000
India and China commemorate 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

28 April 2000
Beijing thanks India for support in defeating a US sponsored resolution in Geneva criticizing the Chinese record on human rights.

21 May 2000
The arrival of a delegation from India's National Defence College in China signals resumption of military ties, suspended after India's nuclear tests.


9 Jan 2001
Sino-Indian leaders jointly agreed to form India-China Parliamentary Friendship Groups in their respective Parliaments following the visit of the Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples' Congress to India.

13 Jan 2001
India and China agree to counter terrorism together to maintain regional security and stability.

9 Feb 2001
Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Wang Wi called on the Indian Foreign Secretary, Lalit Mansingh, in New Delhi. Decision to broaden relations by building new institutional contacts.

29 April 2001
China supports gradual evolvement of trilateral cooperation with Russia and India but rules out triangular alliance.

20 May 2001
Beijing invites Kanchi Shankaracharya on a tour of Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou in October 2001.

6 Sept 2001
China deploys its first road mobile ICBMs capable of hitting some parts of western US.

21 Dec 2001
China urges both India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue to resolve their differences.

6 Jan 2002
The first Shanghai-Beijing-New Delhi direct passenger flight for boosting bilateral business ties and tourism announced by China.

7 Jan 2002
'Shanghai Six' (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Krgyzstan, Tajikstan and Uzbekistan) urge India and Pakistan to diffuse tension.

13 Jan 2002
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji visits India.

14 Jan 2002
Six MOUs signed in New Delhi
To enhance cooperation in Science and Technology, outer space, tourism, phytosanitary measures and supply of hydrological data relating to the Brahmaputra river between India and China.

17 Jan 2002
Premier Zhu Rongji calls for joint work in Information Technology, economic cooperation and trade between India and China..

29 March 2002
India and China agree in Beijing to quicken the pace of LAC delineation in order to resolve the vexatious border dispute within a reasonable time-frame.

22 June 2002
China welcomes India's ambassador, Shiv Shankar Menon visit to Tibet and hopes it would help in enhancing mutual understanding and friendship.


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