Armies of India, China discuss border pacts

Armies of India, China discuss border pacts

Armies from India and China on Tuesday met here to discuss and fine tune the modalities for maintaining “peace and tranquillity” along the 4057 km long disputed Sino-Indian border.

The two sides have agreed to hold the next round of India-China bilateral hand-in-hand training exercise in November.

The exercise – fourth in the series – is expected to take place at Barrackpore in West Bengal.

The Chinese delegation was led by People's Liberation Army's Deputy Chief of General Staff (Operations) Lt Gen Qi Jianguo, while the Indian side was led by Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen P R Kumar and Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag.

Besides exchanging views on as maintenance of peace and tranquillity along the LAC and enhancing mutual cooperation and understanding between the armies of India and China, the two armies also deliberated on the measures for implementation of existing bilateral agreements on border issues.

The Chinese side also confirmed the visit of their Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan to India later this year, said an Army spokesperson.
DH News Service