Chinese and Indian Armies meet in Ladakh over Chinese spring festival

Chinese and Indian Armies meet in Ladakh over Chinese spring festival

NEW DELHI - A ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between Indian and Chinese army on the occasion of Chinese spring festival was held on Tuesday in Chushul sector of Ladakh region, an Indian Army statement said.

The statement said the meeting was held at Chinese BPM hut in Moldo garrison of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh.

“The delegations were led by Colonel Deependra Jasrotia on the Indian side and Senior Lieutenant Colonel Bu Hong Dong from the Chinese side,” it said, adding that “the BPM was marked by saluting the national flag of China by both the delegation members.

This was followed by the ceremonial address by both delegation leaders covering exchange of greetings, wishes and vote of thanks which reflected the mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations at functional level at the border.”

Thereafter, a cultural programme showcasing vibrant Chinese culture and traditional grandeur was organised, followed by lunch, the statement said.

“Both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment. The delegation parted amidst feeling of friendship and commitment towards enhancing the existing cordial relations and maintaining peace along the line of actual control (LAC),” it said.

Both sides also sought to build on the mutual feeling to uphold the treaties and agreements signed between the governments of the two sides to maintain peace and tranquillity along the LAC, according to the statement. - Agencies