UDHAMPUR (J&K) : On the landmark occasion of India’s Independence Day, in the pursuit to maintaining peace, stability, trust and tranquility on the borders, a ceremonial border personnel meeting was conducted between the Indian Side and the Chinese Side in Eastern Ladakh. The delegations comprised of Indian Army and ITBP representatives on the Indian Side and the People’s Liberation Army on the Chinese Side.
The celebrations of 68th Independence Day anniversary of India opened with both Indian and Chinese Delegations saluting the Indian National Flag at the BPM Hut. The ceremony lasted for approximately four hours and the celebrations included cultural and entertainment shows and sports events. The event was attended by ladies from both sides which symbolizes growing peace, confidence and desire of establishing tranquility along the borders.
Participation of Chinese Delegation in India’s Independence Day celebrations is a gesture which will further foster the friendly relations between India and China and build up mutual trust and confidence.
On this occasion, both sides reiterated their commitment in upholding the protocols and agreements signed between the two countries and acknowledged that the peace and tranquility which prevails along the Line of Actual Control should be further strengthened and stabilized.
A similar ceremony was held on the Chinese Side on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Day ie 01 Aug 2014.