In recent years, the visits between the senior leader of the two countries had increased. When President Jiang Zemin visited India in 1996, the leader of this two countries reached a consensus of entering into the constructive relationship of the 21centuries.
After 1998, the visits between the senior leader of the two countries suspended. In May 2005, the president of India, Narayanan, visited China when celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relation between China and India. This visit was the symbol of recovery of Sino-India relation. In 2001, Li Peng, the NPC chairman, visited India. On January 1992, Zhu Rongji, the prime minister, still visited India on schedule, despite the tension of South Asia at that time, which indicated that China thought highly of the Sino-India relation. At the beginning of 2002, the head of India parliament josh visited China. On April, the defense minister of India, Fernandez, still visited China although the epidemic of SARS was serious at that time. On June, Vajpayee, the prime minister visited China. Vajpayee was the first prime minister who visited in the past ten years, which pushed the Sino-India relation to a climax.
Their visits to China achieved great results. The Prime Minister of both countries signed the principles of Sino-India relations and comprehensive cooperation declaration. This programmatic document established the goal and guiding principles of the Sino-India relation and comprehensively planed the cooperation in all areas. China and India signed further nine documents and established the cooperation relating economy, science and technology, culture, education, justice and the consul.