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Soldiers from India, China celebrate Bihu at border

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:51

Guwahati: In a show of brotherhood, soldiers of Indian Army and Peoples Liberation Army of China celebrated Bihu festival at the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

According to an official release, the forward troops stationed in the remote areas near Bumla post celebrated the occasion on Monday by inviting PLA soldiers deployed on the other side of the border to play friendly matches of volleyball, tug of war and archery.

The tunes of military band, followed by a cultural show which included Bihu and Bhangra dances, mesmerised all present on the occasion.

"The guests from Peoples Liberation Army of China thanked their hosts and appreciated the Indians for their initiative, which will go a long way in creating a feeling of bonhomie, peace and tranquillity," the release said.
Both sides hoped that this initiative would go to the strategic level and take it to new heights as well as at the ground level, it said.

The festivities came to an end with both the armies paying respect to their National Flags while the National Anthem was played.

First Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:51
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