Indians accompanied by Chinese army men for I-Day celebrations
Chinese army men along with their families visited special border personnel meeting to celebrate the Indian Independence Day
New Delhi: Chinese Army men along with their families visited Bum La pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh for a special Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) on August 15 to celebrate the Indian Independence Day.
The meeting was held at the historic ‘Maitri Sthal’ at Bum La pass in Tawang on 15 August to celebrate 67th Independence Day of India in continuation of the existing friendliness between the two great Asian countries, as informed by the Army officials.
“The BPMs between the two armies serve as a vital platform for resolving local issues and fostering confidence among the two nations with a view to enhance peace in the sector,” they said.
“Leader of Indian delegation received the Chinese delegation led by Col. Yang Hui. A large number of civilian visitors from both sides also attended Independence Day celebrations, which included a grand cultural program presenting the rich cultural diversity of India,” the officials said.
The delegation parted amid feelings of bonhomie, deep satisfaction and commitment towards enhancing the cordial relations between India and China, they said.
Commonly, on their respective national festivals, troops from both sides visit each other to celebrate the occasion.