China and India signed eight agreements during the first full day of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India. None of them were ground-breaking; no resolutions on long-standing problems such as the disputed border or the Tibetan homeland. But here’s a look at what they did agree on, and what it might mean for India.
1. Buffalo Meat:An agreement on the trade in buffalo meat including minimum safety requirements for the meat was signed by India’s ministry of commerce, industry and textiles and China’s ministry of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine.
2. China has agreed to provide more information about how its dams are affecting the flow of rivers that discharge into Indian territory. China’s dam building has been a source of contention between the countries as Indian is concerned its farmers will be left with too little water.
3. Pilgrims:The two sides agreed to improve facilities for pilgrims on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to south Tibet, which take places every year from May to September.