Gangtok, Aug 1
Special Border Personnel Meeting between India and China was held at NathuLa today to celebrate 92nd Anniversary of foundation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). On invitation from the PLA, a delegation of Indian Army comprising of officers and soldiers took part in the celebration. The PLA troops interacted with the visiting Indian delegation and presented a cultural programme comprising several events to celebrate the occasion. As a gesture of goodwill, the Indian side also reciprocated with traditional cultural events to mark the occasion. Delegations from both sides also met at Kongra La in
North Sikkim. The ceremonial meeting was headed by Brigadier ranking official from both sides. Celebrations took place in an atmosphere marked by warmth & cordiality and provided opportunity to both sides to display their rich culture. Such interactions go a long way in ensuring better understanding between both armies and have contributed towards achieving common goals of peace and tranquility along the borders.