Indian, Chinese troops hold ceremonial meeting in Ladak

Srinagar, Jan 1 : A ceremonial border personnel meeting has taken place between the Indian and Chinese armies at Chushul-Moldo and Daulat Beg Oldi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region on Tuesday .

Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said here: “At the invitation of the Chinese Army, a ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) to celebrate the New Year was held at Chushul-Moldo and Daulat Beg Oldi in Eastern Ladakh.”

The Indian delegation was led by Major General Sanjiv Rai and Colonel S.S. Lamba and the Chinese team by Senior Colonel Liu Hou Jie and Colonel Song Zhang Li respectively.

The ceremonial saluting of the national flags was followed by exchange of greetings and vote of thanks.

“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 border,” an official added.

“Both sides also sought to build on the mutual feeling to maintain peace and tranquility along the border.”

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