73rd I-Day being celebrated at Kibithu. Image credit - Twitter

Along with other parts of India, the 73rd Independence Day was also celebrated at Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.

Kibithu, a small town in Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw district, boasts of the end-point of the easternmost road in India.

The Indian Army was joined by China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) in the celebration of the Independence Day.

The Indian Army received the delegation of the Chinese Army at Kibithu for jointly celebrating the Independence Day.

Informing abou the celebration, the Eastern Command of Army on its Twitter handle stated: “Indian Army and China’s People Liberation Army (#PLA) celebrated 73rd Independence Day at Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh on 15 Aug 2019.”

“Indian Army received Chinese Army delegation who joined the Independence Day celebrations,” it added.

Kibithu is located on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

It is located on the last road head of the extreme northeast of the northeastern part of India.

The Lohit river enters India at Kibithu.

The Chinese army has a sizeable deployment of troops opposite Kibithu.

The Chinese deployment opposite Kibithu is maintained via Rau transit point.

Kibithu is located on the trijunction with China to the north and Myanmar to the east.

It may be mentioned that Kibithu was briefly under Chinese occupation in 1962.

Before 1962 war, Indians supplied rations and rice to Chinese troops.

Kibithu is one of the 5 officially agreed Border Personnel Meeting points between Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army for regular consultations and interactions between the two armies.

At Kibithu, there is an Indian Army check post where the permits are checked.

The Indian Army and China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) also jointly celebrated 73rd Independence Day at Nathu La & Kongra La in Sikkim.

The Indian Army troops deployed in high altitude areas of North Sikkim also celebrated Independence Day.

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