China border guards take part in R-day celebrations
26 January 2008
The Daily Excelsior
JAMMU: The border guards of China met their Indian counterparts at Chushul to celebrate 59th Republic Day of India. The Chinese delegation was received by Brigadier Surinder Singh and after the reception the National Flag was unfurled by Indian troops. Both the Chinese and Indian troops saluted the tricolour. This was followed by a formal meeting which was held in an atmosphere of mutual trust and camaraderie. Both sides agreed to join hands for promotion of peace, stability and development of the region in consonance with border peace and tranquillity agreements. The Chinese delegation also witnessed cultural programme presented by the troops of Chushul Garrison. The Chinese delegation was enthralled by the rich cultural heritage of India. India and China have signed two landmark agreements namely 'Peace and Tranquillity Agreement in 1993' and 'Confidence Building Measures' in 1996 to improve the bilateral relations. Recently, Indo-Chinese joint anti-terrorism exercise has also paved the way for greater interaction between border forces of both the sides. To improve the relations further, Border Personnel meetings are held four times a year between the Indian and Chinese Military delegations.