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Indian, Chinese troops meet at Arunachal border on Diwali

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Indian and Chinese troops met and exchanged greetings on the occasion of Diwali at Wacha in Arunachal Pradeshs and at Bum-La in district, a defence communiqu informed here on Thursday.

The two sides met on Wednesday and exchanged gifts and sweets at Anjaw and the Chinese side included women and children, the communique said.

The two sides interacted and exchanged greetings in a cordial atmosphere, a sign of improving military-to-military ties at ground level, it said.

The programme at Anjaw was marked by its friendly and cordial atmosphere and cultural programmes were presented by the personnel and students of Kibithu Government Middle School, it said.

The event was aimed at enhancing the mutual trust and friendship between the two border guarding forces.

The and conducted a ceremonial border personnel meeting to commemorate joint celebrations of Diwali organised by the at Bum-La in district, the communique said.

At the Indian delegation was led by Prasenjit Kar, while headed the PLA team.

Both sides highlighted the importance of maintaining peace along border areas.

The highlight of the border personnel meeting was the colourful and impressive performances by cultural troupes showcasing Real India', it added.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 18:25 IST