Indian, Chinese troops meet at Ladakh border to mark China’s national day

Jammu, Oct 1 (IANS) A ceremonial border personnel meeting between Indian and Chinese armies was held in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region on Thursday to mark China’s National Day, a defence official said.

“A ceremonial border personnel meeting was conducted on Thursday at the Chinese Border Personnel Meeting huts at Chushul and at Daulat Beigh Oldi (DBO) in eastern Ladakh,” army’s northern command spokesman, Col. S.D. Goswami told IANS.

He said Brigadier R.S. Raman and Colonel B.S. Uppal led the Indian delegations in Chushul and Daulat Begh Oldie, while the Chinese delegations were led by Senior Colonel Fan Jun and Colonel Song Zhang Li respectively.

“The ceremonial border personnel meeting was marked by saluting the national flag of China by both delegations. This was followed by the ceremonial address by both delegations’ leaders which was composed of exchange of greetings, wishes and reflected the mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations at functional level at the border.

“Thereafter, a culture programme showcasing vibrant Chinese culture and traditional grandeur was organised which was followed by lunch,” he said, adding that this continuing interaction between border troops of both nations has “created an environment of mutual trust and bonhomie along the Line of Actual Control”.

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