The Indian and Chinese armies on Monday expressed mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations at the functional level along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
The Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) held a ceremonial border personnel meeting on the Indian side at Chushul and Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in eastern Ladakh, a Northern Command spokesperson said.
He said the Indian delegation was led by Brigadier RS Raman and Brigadier Vijayant Yadav and the Chinese delegation by senior colonel Fan Jun and colonel Huang Xiua Hu.
“The ceremonial border personnel meeting was marked by a cultural programme, showcasing the vibrant Indian culture and traditional grandeur. In the true spirit of the festival, a fireworks display was also organised, which was highly appreciated by the Chinese delegation,” he said.
He said the celebration commenced by saluting the Indian flag by both the delegations, followed by the ceremonial address by their leaders.
“In addition to exchange of greetings, wishes and vote of thanks, both delegations expressed mutual desire of maintaining and further improving relations at functional level along the LAC,” the spokesperson said.
He said both the delegations interacted in a friendly and cordial environment.
“The delegations parted amidst bonds of friendship and commitment towards enhancing the existing cordial relations and maintaining peace along the LAC,” he said.