What was Panchsheel?

Under the leadership of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, India played a leading role in the Non-Alignment Movement.

In fact, the policy of non-alignment is the creation of Jawaharlal Nehru. At Bandung Conference of 1955 Nehru played a very vital role.

It was on his proposal that in the conference Panchsheel, that is to say, five principles conducting relations among the countries were adopted.

The five principles were:

(a) Peaceful Co-existence,

(b) Non-aggression,

(c) Equality and mutual assistance,

(d) Mutual respect for territorial integrity

(e) Non-intervention.