Meeting between Indo-Chinese border personnel

Indian Army officers and soldiers along with their families joined their Chinese counterparts in the celebration of China`s 62nd National Day on the Chinese side across the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Updated: Oct 03, 2011, 15:19 PM IST

Tezpur: Indian Army officers and soldiers
along with their families joined their Chinese counterparts in
the celebration of China`s 62nd National Day on the Chinese
side across the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

On the invitation of the Chinese border troops opposite
the Kameng Sector in Arunachal Pradesh, the Indian Army
men and their families joined the special celebrations near
Bum La in Tawang district on Saturday, defence sources said
Monday.

The celebrations commenced with the Chinese delegation
leader welcoming the Indian delegation leader Brig Sudhakar
Jee at the "Heap of Stones" in Bum La. This was followed by
the flag hoisting ceremony by the Chinese.

The delegations interacted with an aim of furthering the
growing trust and confidence between the two nations
reaffirming their resolve to strengthen their friendship and
to maintain peace and tranquility along the border, the
sources said.

The Chinese also hosted a cultural show depicting the rich
cultural heritage of their country.

The regular border personnel meetings (BPMs) between the
the armies of India and China at Bum La play a pivotal role in
enhancing the bonhomie between the two countries along the
Sino-Indian border, they said.

The BPM is a vital platform for resolving local issues with
a view to enhancing peace and tranquility in the sector, they
added.

PTI

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