Jammu : Indian and Chinese soldiers exchanged pleasantries and gifts in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, with Chinese officers treated to a cultural programme, an official here said Sunday.
Indian troops hosted a delegation of Chinese army officers close to the Line of Actual Control, in Chushul sector in eastern Ladakh.
A military spokesman said the meeting was part of joint interaction between Indian and Chinese armed forces. He did not specify when the meeting took place.
Brigadier Surinder Singh received the Chinese at the Zero Line. The two sides agreed to jointly work for “maintaining peace and tranquillity on their respective sectors”, the spokesperson said.
The Chinese were treated to a cultural programme by the Chushul garrison. The military pipe and jazz bands of both countries played foot-tapping music. At the end of the meet, both sides exchanged gifts.
Such interactions have played a significant role in promoting trust between the two armies, the officials said.
This was one of the four meetings the two sides hold every year.