Indian, Chinese troops meet at Bumla, vow to boost ties
A HIGH-LEVEL meeting between Army officials and Chinese PLA troops was organised on Friday at Bumla, near Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, where the two sides reaffirmed their resolve to strengthen friendship and maintain peace along the Line of Actual Control.
The 4057-km-long Line of Actual Control separates India from China. The delegations, led by Major General PGK Menon from India and Major General Li Xi Zhong from China, hoisted flags of both the countries and discussed ways to boost relationship. This was the first time Major Generals of the two countries took part in a border personnel meeting (BPM), since its initiation in 1990, the release said.
The BPM at Bumla was yet another milestone in the ongoing efforts by both the nations to increase interactions at all levels - diplomatic as well as military channels, the defence release said.