In April 1954, India and the PRC signed an eight-year agreement on Tibet, which became the five principles of peaceful coexistence (or panchsheel). The term „LAC“ was legally recognized in the Sino-Indian agreements signed in 1993 and 1996. The 1996 agreement stipulates that no activity of either of them must cross the line of actual control.  However, Clause 6 of the 1993 Agreement on the Maintenance of Peace and Tranquillity along the Line of Effective Control in the India-China Border Areas states that „both sides agree that references to the effective line of control in this Agreement do not affect their respective positions on the border issue.“  Signed in New Delhi on 17 January 2012, available in the Chinese AMF contract database in English, Chinese and Hindi. The English text of the agreement can also be found in the AMER Indian Treaty Database. The two sides agree to establish the WMCC to settle important border issues related to the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas between India and China. (Article 1) The WMCC will be headed by an official at the joint level of the Indian MEA and an official at the level of the Director General of the Chinese AMF and will be composed of diplomatic and military officials from both sides. (Article 2) The English text of the Protocol, signed in New Delhi on 11 April 2005, is available on the Bilateral/Multilateral Documents page of the Media Centre of the Ministry of External Affairs of India (MEA). You can also find a copy and summary of the protocol in the UN Peacemakers Database and the pa-X Peace Agreement Database. The protocol aims to implement previous agreements and „agree on modalities for the implementation of confidence-building measures, including through procedures for the exchange of information on troop movements and the organization of biannual meetings on border issues. They also agreed to resolve through diplomatic channels any breach or clarification to be made. One of the key elements of the 1993 and 1996 agreements is that both sides would keep their armed forces at least in the areas along the LAC, sir.