Border personnel meet at Bum La
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 17:01
Guwahati: To strengthen the goodwill between the border guarding forces of India and China, a special Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) was held at the historic Maitri Sthal at Bum La pass situated at 15000 ft in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh on Republic Day, defence sources said on Saturday.

The special BPM, organised for the first time on the day between military leaders of both countries, served as a platform for resolving the perceived local differences and building confidence to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas.

A 50-member Chinese delegation, including select soldiers, 11 women, eight children and a cultural programme troupe attended the BPM from across the border.

The two delegations had a formal interaction wherein both sides reaffirmed their resolve to strengthen friendship and maintain peace and tranquility along the borders, the sources said here today.

The Indian delegation consisted of six army officers led by Brig Sudhakar Jee and a large number of civilian visitors from both sides also came to witness the event in the extreme cold which was recorded at minus six degrees celsius, the sources said.


First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 17:01

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