Indo-China border personnel meet conducted

TAWANG, Oct 30: A military border personnel meeting (BPM) between the border guarding troops of Indian and Peoples’ Liberation Army was conducted along Chinese side at Bum-La in Tawang district near here on Tuesday.

Indian delegation was led by Brigadier Zubin Bhatnagar and PLA delegation led by senior colonel Yao Shi Cheng. The BPM commenced with Indian delegation being received by PLA at famous Heap of Stones at Bum-La Pass, followed by rendition of national anthems and a formal meeting to discuss various issues between the two delegations. Both sides highlighted importance of such meetings for maintenance of peace and tranquility along the line of actual control (LAC).

The BPM mechanism in Bum-La sector was set up in 1990 for enhancing interaction between the border guarding troops of both neighbouring nations. The delegations interacted in a friendly environment and parted with a feeling of commitment towards enhancing cooperation and maintaining the peace along the LAC. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to uphold the agreements and protocols signed between their Govts to maintain peace and tranquility along the borders.

Arunachal shares 1,080-km share Indo-China border. (DIPRO)

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