Indian, Chinese troops meet at Arunachal border on Diwali


Itanagar, Nov 8: Indian and Chinese troops met and exchanged greetings on the occasion of Diwali at Wacha in Arunachal Pradeshs Anjaw district and at Bum-La in Tawang district, a defence communique informed here on Thursday.
The two sides met on Wednesday and exchanged gifts and sweets at Anjaw and the Chinese side included women and children, the communique said.
The two sides interacted and exchanged greetings in a cordial atmosphere, a sign of improving military-to-military ties at ground level, it said.
The programme at Anjaw was marked by its friendly and cordial atmosphere and cultural programmes were presented by the Indian Army personnel and students of Kibithu Government Middle School, it said.
The event was aimed at enhancing the mutual trust and friendship between the two border guarding forces.
The Indian Army and Chinas Peoples Liberation Army conducted a ceremonial border personnel meeting to commemorate joint celebrations of Diwali organised by the Indian Army at Bum-La in Tawang district, the communique said.
At Tawang the Indian delegation was led by Colonel Prasenjit Kar, while Colonel Yang Zi Ming headed the PLA team. Both sides highlighted the importance of maintaining peace along border areas.
The highlight of the border personnel meeting was the colourful and impressive performances by cultural troupes showcasing Real India', it added.

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