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Indian, Chinese troops hold border meetings in Ladakh, vow to maintain peace

India TV News Desk Jammu 02 Aug 2016, 8:07:53 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Indian and Chinese troops on Monday held a ceremonial Border Personal (BP) meeting along Sino-India border in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir and agreed to uphold treaties and agreements signed between the two sides to maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

“Both sides also sought to build on the mutual feeling to uphold the treaties and agreement signed between the governments of the two sides to maintain peace and tranquility along the LAC,” a Defence spokesman said.

He said two Ceremonial Border Personnel Meetings (BPM) on the occasion of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) day were held at Chinese BPM hut in Moldo and TWD Garrison in Chushul Sector of Eastern Ladakh.

The first delegation was led by Brigadier Navneet Kumar from the Indian Side and Senior Colonel Fan Jun from the Chinese side, he said.

At TWD, the delegations were led by Colonel BS Uppal from the Indian side and Colonel Song Zhou Li from the Chinese side, the spokesman said.

“The meetings were marked by saluting the National flag of China by members of both the delegations. This was followed by the ceremonial address by the delegation leaders,” he said, adding that “at both the locations, the delegations interacted in a “free, congenial and cordial environment.”

“The delegations parted amidst feeling of friendship and commitment towards enhancing the existing cordial relations and maintaining peace along the LAC,” he further said.

Recently, the Indian Army moved over 100 tanks to the frontline in Ladakh, which has witnessed frequent incursion attempts by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in recent years. The decision was taken after China’s massive reconstruction and development projects on its western border with India in the recent years.

With PTI Inputs