INDO CHINA RELATIONSHIP.
China and India established diplomatic relations on April 1, 1950. India was the second country to establish diplomatic relations with China among the non-socialist countries. In 1954, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Nehru exchanged visits and jointly initiated the famous Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi's visit to China in December1988, facilitated a warming trend in relations
Recently Chinese premier WenJiabao visited India, where he said that India and China must take their trade to $30 billion level by 2010
IHM Mumbai students visit China to markIndo-China Year of Friendship for Tourism 2007
India-China relations has a long history, which was seen both ups & downs during these last 6 decades. The relations between late 50's & early 80's were sour due to circumstances leading to the war of 1962, which led to a serious setback in bilateral relations. Nevertheless, India & China restored ambassadorial relations in 1976. In this backdrop it is essential to know the various to and fro visit of the premiers & other high level dignitaries of both the countries. In 1979, the then External Affairs Minister
AtalBihari Vajpayee made a path-breaking visit to China, which lead to the renewal of contacts at the highest political level after two decades.