Indian, Chinese armies hold ceremonial border meeting

Jammu, Jan 1 (IANS) The Indian and Chinese armies on Friday held a New Year’s day border meeting at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

“A ceremonial border personnel meeting (BPM) on the occasion of ‘New Year 2016’ was held today (Friday)… the delegations were led by Brigadier Vijayant Yadav from the Indian side and Senior Colonel FAN JUN from the Chinese side,” Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the Indian Army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command told IANS.

“…the meeting reflected the mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations at functional level at the border,” Col. Goswami said.

“Both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment. The delegations parted amidst feeling of friendship and commitment towards enhancing the existing cordial relations and maintaining peace along the LAC,” he added.

“Both sides also sought to build on the mutual feeling to uphold the treaties and agreements signed between the governments of the two sides to maintain peace and tranquillity along the LAC,” Goswami said.

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