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Indian, Chinese troops meet on Independence Day

A special Border Personnel Meeting between India and China was held to celebrate Independence Day at the historic 'Maitri Sthal' at the Bum La pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2013 15:16 IST

A special Border Personnel Meeting between India and China was held to celebrate Independence Day at the historic 'Maitri Sthal' at the Bum La pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

A large contingent of Chinese army personnel along with their families came over to the Indian side of the border as part of the special Border Personnel Meeting (BPM).

A large number of civilian visitors from both sides also came to witness the Independence Day celebrations, which included a grand cultural programme depicting the rich cultural diversity of India, a defence press release said on Friday.

Despite the language barrier, people from both sides interacted with each other in a friendly and cordial environment and cheerfully posed for photographs on the special occasion.

The BPMs between the two armies serve as a vital platform for resolving local issues and fostering confidence amongst the two nations with a view to enhance peace in the sector.