News desk/ arunachal24x7.com
A ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between India and China was held at Bumla in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of Chinese National Day, weeks after a face-off between the two along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
The Indian delegation was led by Brigadier D S Kushwah, Commander of Tawang Brigade while Colonel Tang Fu Cheng, Commander of Tsona Dzong Garrison represented the Chinese delegation, a defence communique informed here on Thursday.
The meeting was marked by unfurling the national flags of India and China, followed by ceremonial address by both the delegation leaders.
Thereafter a function showcasing vibrant cultures took place. The proceedings reflected a mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations at the border which would be beneficial foot both the countries in the future and avoid the unnecessary violence which affects the peace and tranquillity of the border areas and leads to death and destruction.
Both sides also sought to build on the mutual feeling for upholding the treaties and agreements signed between the governments of the two sides to maintain peace and tranquillity along the LAC, the communiqué added.
A similar exchange of pleasantries between the two countries was on Wednesday held at the Chinese Border Personnel Meeting huts at Chushul and Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in eastern Ladakh to mark the 67 Anniversary of Chinese National Day.
This peace talk is expected to calm the border insecurities and troubles which lead to unrest in the border areas.
The meeting ended with the hope that both the countries will abide by the agreement, rules and regulations set for the border to maintain peace and harmony.