A Military Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between the border guarding troops of Indian and Peoples’ Liberation Army was conducted on Tuesday on the Chinese side at Bum-La.
On October 30 every year the Chinese team organizes this BPM at Bum- La pass just crossing Meck Mohan Line. The Indian delegation was led by Brigadier Zubin Bhatnagar and PLA Delegation led by Senior Colonel Yao Shi Cheng.
The BPM commenced with the Indian delegation being received by PLA at the famous Heap of Stones at Bum-La Pass, followed by rendition of national anthems and a formal meeting to discuss various issues between the two delegations. Both sides highlighted importance of such meetings for maintenance of Peace and Tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The BPM mechanism in Bum-La sector was established in 1990, for enhancing interaction between the border guarding troops of the two sides. The Delegations interacted in a friendly environment and parted with a feeling of commitment towards enhancing cooperation and maintaining the peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to uphold the agreements and protocols signed between their Governments to maintain peace and tranquillity along the borders.