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Indian, Chinese troops meet on LAC, commit to cordial ties

PTI 26 Jan 2016, 22:43:53 IST
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Jammu: Troops of India and China today held ceremonial Border Personal Meetings at two places on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir, expressing commitment towards enhancing the cordial relations and maintaining peace along boundary. 

The ceremonial meetings were held to coincide with the 67th Republic Day of India, said Defence PRO Northern Command. 

"At the Chushul - Moldo Meeting Point, the delegations were led by Brig R S Raman and (China's) Senior Col Cheng Zheng Shan while at the DBO-TWD Meeting Point, the delegations were led by Col B S Uppal and (China's) Lt Col Duanyug Kang," the spokesman added. 

The proceedings commenced with ceremonial Flag Hoisting of both the countries which was followed by the military commanders of both sides delivering speeches in which warmth and a spirit of friendship and bonhomie was reflected. 

Thereafter, a cultural programme showcasing vibrant Indian culture and traditional grandeur was organised, he said. 

"Both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment," he said adding they parted amidst the "feeling of friendship and commitment towards enhancing the existing cordial relations and maintaining peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)". 

Both sides also sought to build on the mutual feeling of upholding the treaties and agreements signed between the governments of the two sides to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the PRO said.