PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO INDIA ACHIEVES LIMITED GAINS

Created: 12/13/1996

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National

Intelligence

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Visit to India Achieves Limited Gain*!

Jiang Zemin's visit lo India thislirsi everhinese head ofthe recent positive trend in bilateral ties but did tittle to address India's concerns about China's actions in the region. The Presidents signed an agreement thai commits both sides toettlement of their longstanding border disagreement, to avoiding the use of force, and to communicating military intentions in the disputed area.

They also discusse<^realc^ih^ra^oopcration andties,ll,cy also signed

agreements concemm^ntiarugmeTiuiTT maritime transport, and maintenance of an Indian Consulate in Hong Kong after reversion.

The Indians reportedly raised China's nuclear and missile cooperation with Pakistan and military assistance to Burma. The Chinese asserted as usual that missile sales to Pakistan did not violate MTCR guidelines, reiterated claims that nuclear cooperation was peaceful, and "brushed aside" concerns about Burma,!

Despite glowing rhetoric surrounding theIndian Prime Minister Dcve Gowda publicly said the visitew era in bilateralside sees the border pactajor breakthrough and much of it codifies practices on the border put in place over the past three yearsJ

political observers rejected Dcve Gowda's claim and continued to express skepticism of Chinese uitrn:ionsH

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