Indian and Chinese armies set up hotline for Sikkim sector

The hotline is between the Indian Army in Kongra La, North Sikkim and China’s People’s Liberation Army at Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region

Indian and Chinese armies set up hotline for Sikkim sector

Photo for representation. Reuters

New Delhi, August 1

A hotline has been set up between the Indian and Chinese armies in the North Sikkim sector to further boost confidence along the Line of Actual Control in the region, officials said on Sunday.

The hotline is between the Indian Army in Kongra La, North Sikkim and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region, they said.

The Army said the hotline is aimed at furthering “the spirit of trust and cordial relations along the borders”.

The opening of the hotline coincided with the PLA Day on August 1, it said.

Read also

“The armed forces of the two countries have well-established mechanisms for communication at ground commanders level,” the Army said.

“These hotlines in various sectors go a long way in enhancing the same and maintaining peace and tranquility at the borders,” it said in a statement.

The inauguration of the hotline was attended by ground commanders of the two sides and a message of friendship and harmony was exchanged, the Army said.

The setting up of the hotline came amid a continued standoff between the two armies in a number of friction points in eastern Ladakh. PTI

 

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Rajnath Singh likely to brief Parliament on chopper crash today

IAF has ordered tri-service investigation into chopper crash, Rajnath Singh tells Parliament

The chopper took off from Sulur Air Base at 11.48 am; Air Tr...

Data recorder of crashed M 17 helicopter recovered

Data recorder of crashed helicopter recovered

A 25 special team of the Air Force officers led by Wing Comm...

Bodies of Gen Bipin Rawat, wife and 3 others identified

Bodies of Gen Bipin Rawat, wife and 3 others identified

The three other bodies were of Brigadier LS Lidder and two p...

Shaurya Chakra awardee Varun Singh survives one night, next 48 hours critical

Shaurya Chakra awardee Varun Singh survives one night; next 48 hours critical

The team of doctors treating Singh are not saying anything

Rajya Sabha pays tributes to Gen Rawat, 12 others

Rajya Sabha pays tributes to Gen Rawat, 12 others

Gen Rawat will always be remembered for his commitment to th...

Cities

View All