India-China border meets: Armies resolve to maintain peace


Jammu, April 15: The Armies of India and China Thursday expressed resolve to maintain peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as their senior commanders held two border meets in Ladakh region as part of efforts to build cordiality in ties.

Both the armies agreed to uphold the treaties and agreements signed between the governments of the two sides during two ceremonial Border Personnel Meetings (BPM) in Eastern Ladakh today, a defence spokesman said here.

The BPMs, held on the occasion of ‘harvest festival’, took place in Chushul and Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) in Eastern Ladakh, the spokesman said.

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

The Indian delegations were led by Brigadier Rajender Rai in Chushul and by Col BS Uppal in DBO while the Chinese delegations were led by senior Col Wang Jun Xian in Chushul and by Lt Col Duan Yu Gangin.

The ceremonial border personal meeting was marked by saluting the National flags by both the delegations members. It was followed by the ceremonial address by both delegation leaders which was composed of exchange of greetings and wishes and reflected the mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations at functional level at the border, he said.

Both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment, he said.

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