A scheduled Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) of Indian and Chinese soldiers was conducted on Tuesday on the Chinese side at Damai. The Indian delegation was led by Colonel Dheeraj Kotwal and the Chinese side was led by Colonel Gao Jian Ming, a defence spokesman said.
The BPM commenced by saluting the national flags of both countries followed by the address of the delegation leaders. Both sides highlighted the importance of such meetings for maintenance of peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The BPM mechanism in Kibithu-Damai sector was a positive step towards enhancing interaction between the border guarding troops of the area, the spokesman said, adding, the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment.
The delegations parted with a feeling of commitment towards enhancing cooperation and maintaining peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), he said. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to uphold the agreements and protocols signed between their governments to maintain peace and tranquillity along the borders, the spokesman added.