Indian and Chinese Army Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) held
TEZPUR: A Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between Indian Army and Chinese People Liberation Army troops was organized on August 15 on the occasion of Indian Independence Day at Bumla in Arunachal Pradesh. In the last 28 years, the BPM mechanism has evolved into a vital platform for resolving local issues and fostering mutual confidence with a view to enhancing peace and tranquility in the sector. The Indian delegation was led by Brig MP Singh, YSM, SM Commander of Tawang Brigade and Senior Colonel Wu Guo Hua from the Chinese side. Located at alt of 15,134ft and situated 42 km North of Tawang town, Bumla is one of the five designated BPM venues, between Indian & Chinese troops.
The joint celebrations on Indian Independence Day started as a step towards enhancing bonhomie and cooperation between the two Asian giants. The Border Personnel Meeting was marked by unfurling the National flags of India and China followed by formal address by both the delegation leaders. The proceedings reflected a mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations along the sensitive LAC. Both delegations interacted with each other in a congenial and cordial environment. The delegations parted amidst feeling of friendship and commitment towards further enhancing mutual trust, friendship and maintaining peace along the Line of Actual Control, PRO Defence, Tezpur, Lt Col Harsha Wardhan Pande said.