October 31, 2013 8:58:39 pm
China and India are considering establishing a hotline between the headquarters of the two militaries under the recently signed Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA),the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday.
The two countries already have hotlines between the two Prime Ministers Offices. Now they are considering establishing a hotline between the two militaries.
The two armed forces will make joint efforts to maintain peace and stability in border areas following the signing of the BDCA during the recent visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Beijing,Chinese Defence Spokesman Yang Yujun said.
Relevant military personnel and departments may hold regular meetings,Yang said,noting that the two sides agreed to continue to promote mutual trust in the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The agreement summarised good practices and experiences on the management of differences in China-India border areas,Yang said,adding that the border areas have generally maintained peace and stability in recent years.
Yang stressed that the Chinese army is willing to work with India to constantly promote mutual trust,enhance cooperation and maintain peace and stability of the border areas so as to benefit relations between the two countries.
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