This means that the demilitarized buffer zone between the 1993 LAC and China`s traditional claim lines would be located on Indian territory. This proposal, according to the sources, was officially declared by China, and perhaps explained the paradoxical statement of the Minister of Defense, Rajnath Singh, on July 17. While assuring the soldiers that “no inch of our country can be taken by any power in the world,” he expressed uncertainty about how to “solve the case.” Energy issues have become more important. Both countries have a growing energy need to support economic growth. In 2006, the two countries signed an agreement for the introduction of ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to submit joint bids for promising projects. If the word blacksmiths of the 1993 agreement had strictly complied with and adhered to the exercise with the phrase “Until a final solution, each party must respect the existing line of control/use” instead of the “LAC”, it would have been easier to maintain the peace. In such a case, there would have been two existing lines of control on the map, one for the physical use of Chinese troops and the other for the physical intervention of Indian troops. This would have made the areas between the two lines a no man`s land and made the two armies frozen in their positions. The 2013 Depsang decision lasted three weeks before being defused on May 5, 2013.  Days before Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid`s trip to China; Khurshid said the two countries had a common interest in having the border issue not worsen or “destroy” long-term progress in relations. The Chinese agreed to withdraw their troops in exchange for an Indian agreement to demolish several live-in-bunkers 250 km south in the controversial Chumar sector.  Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made his first visit to India on May 18, 2013.   Indian President Pranab Mukherjee`s visit to Arunachal Pradesh at the end of November 2013 and the mention in his speech that the territory was an “integral and important part of India” angered Beijing and were followed by statements of retaliation.
  Xi Jinping was one of the world leaders visiting New Delhi after Narendra Modi took over the presidency of India in 2014.  India`s insistence on raising the South China Sea in various multilateral forums did not help this launch, as the relationship was suspicious of both the Indian government and the media.  In September 2014, the relationship took a turn when People`s Liberation Army troops reportedly penetrated two kilometres inside the effective control line in the Chumar area.  Next month, V.