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India, China will soon have a hotline: Army Chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A will be set up between the Indian and Chinese armies very soon, Gen. Bipin said today.

"It is moving very fast. Very soon we will have a with the Chinese side," the said at a press conference.

He said both and were very keen on having a between the Indian Army's Director of Military Operations (DGMO) and the Chinese holding similar position.

The said a hotline will help resolve incidents such as transgressions along the border promptly.

"We are very keen to start the hotline. The Chinese are also very clear," he said.

Currently, and have a hotline between their DGMOs.

Replying to a question on procurement of anti-tank missile from through government-to-route, the Army Chief said such a proposal was being considered.

In November, the defence ministry had decided to retract the process to acquire a batch of missiles from Israeli firm

Subsequently, the ministry had asked premier defence research to develop similar missiles with

Gen. said the was considering procuring the missile system from using the government-to- route.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 21:55 IST