India, China hold border personnel meet at Chusul in Ladakh
PTI | Updated: May 1, 2018, 22:02 IST
NEW DELHI: Armies of India and China on Tuesday held a Border Personnel Meeting during which both sides resolved to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control, besides agreeing to work on additional confidence building measures.
The BPM took place in Chusul, Ladakh.
It was a ceremonial BPM and issues related to border management were discussed during the meeting, government sources said.
They said the deliberations focused on bringing down tension along the disputed borders and ways to bridge the trust deficit.
The decisions came months after Indian and Chinese troops were locked in a 73-day long standoff in Doklam.
The sources said the armies of India and China would undertake a series of measures to bring down tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de-facto boundary between the two countries.
A senior Army official said under coordinated patrol, each side would provide advance information to the other side when a patrolling team goes to a disputed area.
They said both the sides will also try to resolve local incidents as per provision of a 2003 agreement to address boundary disputes.
The Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) took place on the occasion of Labour Day and troops as well as their families were part of the celebrations, the sources said.
India and China share a nearly 4,000 km-long border.
The two sides hold BPM at five points — Daulat Beg Oldie in northern Ladakh, Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh, Chusul in Ladakh, Bum-La near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Nathu-La in Sikkim.
Vishal-10 hours ago
Hindi-Chini Bhai-Bhai aur Paki Ghulam Nauker
Rama Murti Paluri
Rama Murti Paluri-10 hours ago
A very good political approach to reduce tensions and conflicts. Both countries should set apart their differences and focus on trade and economic development.
Ramamurti-9 hours ago
Hats off to PM Modiji.....