July 27, 2007: Negotiations for a bilateral agreement between the United States and India will be concluded. However, there have been other conflicting reports on China`s attitude. The Hindu said that while China had expressed its desire to include stricter language in the final draft, it had informed India of its intention to support the agreement. [131] In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue said that “China understands the need for India`s civil nuclear energy and the international cooperation related to it.” [132] Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told India`s CNN-IBN: “We did nothing to block it [to the agreement]. We have played a constructive role. We have also adopted a positive and responsible attitude and a security agreement has been reached, so that the facts speak louder… as some reports.” [133] At a press conference in New Delhi, Yang added: “The policy was defined much earlier. When a consensus was reached, China had already made it clear that we had no problem with the NSG statement. [134] Yang stressed the importance of Sino-Indian relations and said, “Let`s work together [India and China] to go beyond doubt, to establish a stronger relationship between us.” [135] India and the United States on Tuesday (October 27th) signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which, together with the two agreements previously signed – the Logistics Exchange Cooperation Agreement (LEMOA) and the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) – a troika of “founding pacts” for deep military cooperation between the two countries. It was speculated that the Indo-US agreement would be signed on October 4, 2008, when U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in India. The agreement is expected to be tinged by Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee and U.S.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The two leaders were due to sign the agreement at 2 p.m. at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. [168] But Mr. Mukherjee announced that India would wait for the President of the United States to first enshrine the Law on Agreement 123 in law, taking into account India`s concerns about fuel supply guarantees and the legal status of Agreement 123 in the accompanying signature declaration. [169] Lake-Stop Border actions violate bilateral agreements, Rajnath Singh told China June 17, 2008: Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee meets With Prakash Karat, asks the left to allow the government to pursue security agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In 2012, India and China agreed on the creation of a consultation and coordination working mechanism to “study opportunities and ways to conduct and strengthen exchanges and cooperation between military personnel and institutions… border areas. The 2013 Border Defence Cooperation Agreement lists several mechanisms to avoid misunderstandings and improve communication. Article VI of the agreement prohibits both parties from transferring the other party`s patrols “to areas where there is no common understanding of the effective line of control.” The Bush administration informed Congress in January 2008 that the United States could cease all cooperation with India if India lit a nuclear device. The government also stated that it had no intention of helping India design, build or operate sensitive nuclear technologies by transferring dual-use goods. [158] The statements were considered sensitive in India, as the debate over the agreement in India could have topple the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.