Special meeting of Indian and Chinese troops mark Diwali celebrations
Itanagar: A special meeting of Indian and Chinese troops was conducted at Wacha near Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw district on Wednesday on the occasion of Diwali. The celebrations were marked with numerous cultural programmes by the Indian Army personnel and students of Kibithu Government Middle School, a defence communiqué informed here on Thursday.
The delegation exchanged gifts and sweets. The Chinese delegation also included women and children.
The meeting was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. The event has further enhanced the mutual trust and friendship between the two border guarding forces.
The Indian Army and the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) also conducted a ceremonial border personnel meeting to commemorate joint celebrations of Diwali organised by the Indian Army at Bum-La, in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian delegation was led by Colonel Prasenjit Kar. Colonel Yang Zi Ming headed the PLA team.
Both the delegations interacted and exchanged greetings in a cordial atmosphere, a sign of improving military-to-military ties at ground level. The meeting began with the hoisting of the national flags and lighting of traditional Diwali lamps.
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