Srinagar, Feb 13 (PTI) On the occasion of “Chinese Spring Festival”, Indian and Chinese armies today held a ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) in the latter’s Moldo garrison in Chushul sector of Eastern Ladakh.Also Read - China Pledges to Help Taliban ‘Rebuild the Country’ in Doha Meeting

“The delegations were led by Colonel Deependra Jasrotia of the Indian side and Senior Lt Col Bu Hong Dong from the Chinese side,” a defence spokesperson said here. Also Read - New Covid-19 Outbreak in China Likely to Worsen in Coming Days

The BPM was marked by saluting the National flag of China by both the delegation members, he said. Also Read - China Passes New Land Border Law Amid Military Standoff with India

“This was followed by the ceremonial address by both delegation leaders covering exchange of greetings, wishes and vote of thanks which reflected the mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations at functional level at the border,” the spokesperson said.

A programme showcasing Chinese culture and tradition was organised, he said.

“Both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment,” the spokesperson said.

He said both the sides sought to build on the mutual feeling to uphold the treaties and agreements signed between the governments of the two countries to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.