Indian, Chinese armies hold border meets on Republic Day

Jammu, Jan 26 (IANS) Indian and Chinese armies on Tuesday held border personnel meetings on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region to commemorate India’s 67th Republic Day.

The Indian Army’s Udhampur headquartered Northern Command spokesman, Colonel S.D. Goswami told IANS here: “On the occasion of the 67th Republic Day of India, Ceremonial Border Personnel Meetings between the troops of Indian Army and Chinese People’s Liberation Army were held in eastern Ladakh.”

“At the Chushul-Moldo Meeting Point, the delegations were led by Brigadier R.S. Raman and Senior colonel Cheng Zheng Shan while at the Daulat Beg Oldie Meeting Point, the delegations were led by Colonel B.S. Uppal and Lieutenant Colonel Duanyug Kang,” Goswmi said.

“The proceedings commenced with ceremonial flag hoisting of both the countries followed by the military commanders of both sides delivering speeches which exuded warmth and a spirit of friendship and bon homie.”

“Thereafter, a cultural programme showcasing vibrant Indian culture and traditional grandeur was organised.”

“Both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment,” Goswami said.

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

“Both sides also sought to build on the mutual feeling of upholding the treaties and agreement signed between the governments of the two sides to maintain peace and tranquillity along the LAC,” the official added.

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