China, India vow to strengthen border cooperation

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Zhang Tao
2015-11-16 17:55

General Fan Changlong (L), vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), shakes hands with General Dalbir Singh (R), the Indian army chief, in New Delhi on the afternoon of November 15, 2015.

BEIJING, Nov.16 (ChinaMil) -- Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), met with General Dalbir Singh, the Indian army chief, in New Delhi during his visit to India on November 15, 2015.

Fan Changlong said leaders of both sides have met on several occasions in recent years. They have reached consensus on further development of bilateral relations and achieved fruitful results in bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields.

As an important part of bilateral relations, Fan added, the two armed forces have conducted sound cooperation in delegation visits, exchange between military academies and institutions, joint training exercises and other fields.

Fan stressed that at present, the China-India border situation is generally stable and the two militaries should take concrete actions to implement the consensus reached by the two leaders on border issues. Both sides should properly control the differences, strengthen border cooperation at all levels and improve the communication mechanism to jointly safeguard peace and stability in border areas.

Singh said that in recent years, the leaders of the two countries have established close ties and made constant progress in bilateral relations. The two militaries have carried out pragmatic cooperation in various fields and have harvested active and effective border exchanges.

He expressed that India is willing to work with China to continue to enhance mutual understanding, trust and cooperation, emphasizing that India will actively safeguard peace and tranquility in border areas in order to make a positive contribution to the prosperity and development of both countries.

Le Yucheng, Chinese ambassador to India, Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), and Zhu Fuxi, political commissar of the PLA Chengdu Military Area Command (MAC), attended the meeting.

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