Indian Army General to visit China from December 14 to boost CBMs on borders

NEW DELHI: A delegation of senior Indian Army officials, led by Northern Command chief Lt-General D S Hooda, will be visiting China next week as part of the ongoing policy to step up bilateral military engagements and exchanges to boost confidence building measures (CBMs) along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control (LAC). The two sides are expected to further discuss practical measures for "managing" troop confrontations and strengthening de-escalatory mechanisms along the LAC . "The visit from December 14 to 19 is aimed at greater cooperation between the two forces in areas of mutual interest," said an official. "The delegation will exchange views on measures to usher in greater peace and tranquility along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh / Xingjiang province of China . It will interact and exchange views with senior PLA officers, as also visit various military and civil establishments in China including PLA headquarters at Beijing and Lanzhou military region," he added. (TOI)

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