Established : 2011
Head Quarter : It doesn't have headquarter
India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue is a bilateral dialogue platform between the planning bodies of India and China- the NITI Aayog and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China.
The idea of having such a dialogue was first floated by China during the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to on his visit to India in 2010. As a result, the first India-China SED was held in 2011 in Beijing. It was initiated with the objective to discuss challenges and explore possibilities of cooperation between sectors that are strategically important for the economic growth of the two countries. Every year since 2011, the SED has been held alternatively in New Delhi and Beijing. NITI Aayog on the Indian side and National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) on the Chinese side lead the SED Mechanism wherein an annual Dialogue is held annually alternately at the capital cities of the two countries. At the 2nd SED which was held in November 2012 at New Delhi, it was decided to constitute 5 standing Joint Working Groups (JWGs) on Policy Coordination, Infrastructure, Environment, Energy, and High Technology under the SED for strengthening cooperation in these fields. A 6th Joint Working Group on Pharmaceuticals has also been constituted after the 5thSED.
Six standing Joint Working Groups with Co-Chairs (of the rank of Joint Secretary and above) are appointed by both sides to address pertinent economic and commercial issues across infrastructure, energy, high-tech, resource conservation, pharmaceuticals and policy coordination in a structured and outcome-oriented manner by ensuring regular interaction and continued exchanges between respective counterparts.
Year wise India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue