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China praises Nehru’s Panchsheel, Non-Alligned Movement

In his pursuit of greater influence in the Global South amidst its rivalry with the West, China President Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of the guiding principles of ‘Panchsheel’  – the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence – which gained traction with the Non-Aligned Movement, to address current tensions.

Invoking the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence — dubbed ‘Panchsheel’ by India —Xi Jinping, 71, tried to juxtapose them with his new concept of the Global Security Initiative, which envisions shared future for all people, during meeting in Beijing to commemorate the concept’s 70th anniversary.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the ‘Panchsheel’ guidelines were first explicitly stated in the Agreement on Trade and Intercourse between the Tibet region of China and India, which was signed on