Chinese PLA Delegation Visits India
NEW DELHI. A 15-member de legat ion from Western Theatre Command of People’s Liberation Army, China was on a five-day visit to India from February 21 to 26.
The delegation was led by Major General Zhao Jin Song, Vice Chief of Staff of Headquarter Western Theatre Command, Chengdu, China. The Chinese delegation called on senior Indian Army officers dealing with border issues at Army Headquarters on February 21.
The two sides exchanged views on wide ranging issues and agreed that peace and tranquillity on the border is an important guarantor for development and continued growth of bilateral relations. The leaders of two delegations discussed the importance of having regular bilateral exchanges and additional Border Personnel Meeting ( BPM) points.
This visit is continuation of the enhanced engagements between the two Armies, which also saw Western Theatre Commander General Zhao Zongqi visiting India in December, 2016.
India on March 6 unfurled the biggest and tallest tricolour in the country at the Attari border. The flag, which can be spotted from Lahore in Pakistan, is 120 X 80 feet and stands at the tallest position at 360 feet. Also, the flag pole weighs a massive 55 tonnes and costs 1.75 crore alone out of the total estimated at 3.5 crore. Notably, each flag costs 1,25,000. According to reports, the Amritsar Improvement Trust has over six flags on standby in case of any damage to the currently hoisted tricolour.