Udhampur (J&K) : 15 Aug 2015
India gained independence from the British Empire 69 years ago, on 15 August 1947.
Today, at Chushul in Eastern Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, the Indian Army hosted the Chinese PLA at a special Border Personnel Meeting. Senior Colonel Liu Geping led the Chinese delegation.
Indian officials addressed the two delegations during the function, extolling the virtues of maintaining peace and stability on the Line of Actual Control.
Showcasing their culture and traditions, Indian troops performed traditional dances and songs, and “Gatka,” an old form of martial arts.
The Indian Army Signal Regiment “Dare Devils” performed motorcycle acrobatics, and mixed Indian – Chinese teams played a Volleyball match.
In October 2013, India and China signed a Border Defence Cooperation Agreement, to ensure peace and stability along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. Today, a new Border Personal Meeting Point came into operation for the first time.
This Border Personal Meeting Point, on the Line of Actual Control, near Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO), is the Northern-most meeting point between the two armies.