Ladakh: Indian Army host Chinese troops on Independence Day

Udhampur : On the occasion of the 69th Independence Day of India, the Indian Army hosted the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to a special Border Personnel Meeting at Chushul in Eastern Ladakh.

Addressing both delegations during the function, the Indian side extolled the virtues of maintaining peace and stability on the Line of Actual Control. The Chinese delegation was led by Senior Colonel Liu Geping, according to Defence Spokesperson S.D. Goswami.

The celebration showcased Indian culture and traditions, including traditional dances and songs. An old form of martial art called ‘Gatka’ was performed by the troops, and ‘Dare Devils’ of the Indian Army Signal Regiment performed acrobatics on their motorcycles. A volley ball match was also organised fielding a mixed team of both Indian and Chinese troops. The Chinese delegation participated in all the events with equal zeal and enthusiasm.

The day also marked a momentous occasion in India-China relations as a new Border Personal Meeting Point was also operationalised in line with the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement signed between the two countries in October 2013. This will be the northern-most meeting point between armies of both countries on the Line of Actual Control near Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO).