National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 30 October 2017
A Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) was organized today by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at the historic BumLa pass of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
Located at an altitude of 15,134 feet & situated 42 km North of the town of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, Bumla is one of the five designated BPM venues, between Indian and Chinese troops. During the last 25 years, the BPM mechanism has evolved into a vital platform for resolving local issues & fostering confidence with a view to enhance peace & tranquility in the Sector.
The Indian delegation was led by Brig MP Singh, SM and the Chinese delegation was led by Sr Col Liu Jiang Xun. The Scheduled Military BPM commenced with the hoisting of national flags and rendition of national anthems of both the nations. This was followed by ceremonial welcome address by both delegation leaders. Both delegation leaders extended greetings & good wishes to each other.
The thaw in the relations was evident during the meeting as both the delegations interacted in a free, congenial and cordial environment. The delegations parted amid the feeling of friendship and renewed commitment towards enhancing cordial relations and maintaining peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).