Indian, Chinese troops meet at Ladakh border, vow to maintain peace

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2016 08:24 IST
File photo of the Sino-Indian Border Personnel Meet was held for the first time in the Daulat Beg Oldie area in Ladakh in February.

The Indian and Chinese armies on Monday decided to uphold the treaties and agreements signed between the governments of the two countries to maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

“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,” Defence spokesman said.

He said two Ceremonial Border Personnel Meetings (BPM) on the occasion of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) day were held at Chinese BPM hut in Moldo and TWD Garrison in Chushul Sector of Eastern Ladakh today.

The first delegation was led by Brigadier Navneet Kumar from the Indian Side and Senior Colonel Fan Jun from the Chinese side, he said.

At TWD, the delegations were led by Colonel BS Uppal from the Indian side and Colonel Song Zhou Li from the Chinese side, the spokesman said.

“The meetings were marked by saluting the National flag of China by members of both the delegations. This was followed by the ceremonial address by the delegation leaders,” he said.

At both the locations, the delegations interacted in a “free, congenial and cordial environment,” the spokesman.

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

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