70th Republic Day of India: Indian, China armies hold ceremonial meeting
Srinagar, January 26: A ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) on the occasion of the “70th Republic Day of India” was conducted on Saturday at the Indian BPM huts at Chushul-Moldo and DBO-TWD meeting points of Eastern Ladakh.
According to a statement, the Indian delegation was led by Brig V K Purohit and Col S S Lamba while the Chinese delegation was led by Sr Col Bai Min and Col Song Zhang Li respectively.
The ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting commenced with saluting the respective National flags by the delegation members. This was followed by the ceremonial address comprising of exchange of greetings, wishes and a vote of thanks.
The address reflected the mutual desires of maintaining and improving relations at the functional level at the borders. Thereafter, a cultural programme showcasing Indian culture and traditions was organized.
Both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment. The delegations parted amidst a feeling of friendship and commitment towards enhancing the existing cordial relations and maintaining peace along the borders.
Both sides also sought to build upon the mutual feeling to maintain peace and tranquility along the borders.