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Chinese troops extend Diwali greetings to Indian soldiers in Eastern Ladakh

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

Chinese troops on Monday extended Diwali greetings to the Indian soldiers in a Ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) at Chushul-Moldo and DBO-TWD in Eastern Ladakh.

Army spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, said that the meeting was held at the Indian BPM huts at the two places. The Chinese delegations were led by Sr Col Yin Hong Chen and Col Song Zhang Li, while the Indian delegations were led by Brigadier VK Purohit and Colonel SS Lamba respectively.

The ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting was marked by lighting of traditional lamp by both the delegation leaders followed by their ceremonial address. Both sides highlighted the peace, tranquility and understanding prevailing on the Line of A actual Control (LAC).

A cultural programme showcasing the vibrant Indian culture was held with traditional grandeur on this festive occasion.

Both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment. The delegation parted amidst feelings of friendship and commitment towards enhancing the existing cordial relations, Colonel Kalia added.