India, China establish military hotline in north Sikkim
These hotlines in various sectors go a long way in maintaining peace and tranquility at the borders, the Ministry of Defence said
A hotline was established between Indian Army in Kongra La, North Sikkim and PLA at Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region to further the spirit of trust and cordial relations along the borders, the Ministry of Defence said on Sunday.
The establishment of the hotline coincided with the PLA Day on August 1, 2021. The Armed forces of the two countries have well established mechanisms for communication at ground commanders-level.
These hotlines in various sectors go a long way in enhancing the same and maintaining peace and tranquility at the borders.
The inauguration was attended by ground commanders of the respective Armies and a message of friendship and harmony was exchanged through the hotline.
This will be in addition to the much expected hotline between the Indian Army’s Director General Military Operations and China’s Western Theatre Command.
In February, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister during their telephonic conversation had agreed to establish a new hotline between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries to ensure timely communication in the backdrop of the Ladakh stand-off.