A Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between Indian Army and Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops was held on April 14 on the occasion of Baisakhi, the traditional Harvest festival at Bumla in Arunachal Pradesh.
In last 28 years, the BPM mechanism has evolved into a vital platform for resolving local issues and fostering mutual confidence with a view to enhance peace and tranquility in the sector. The delegation was led by Brig MP Singh, Commander of Tawang Brigade from Indian side and senior Colonel Zang Yu Pei, Commander of Tsona Dzong Garrison from Chinese side. Located at altitude of 15,134ft and situated 42 km North of Tawang town, Bumla is one of the five designated BPM venues, between Indian & Chinese troops.
The joint celebrations on Baisakhi started in 2015 as a step towards enhancing bonhomie and cooperation between the two Asian giants. The Border Personnel Meeting was marked by unfurling the National flags of India and China followed by formal address by both the delegation leaders. The proceedings reflected a mutual desire of maintaining and improving relations along the sensitive LAC.
Both delegations interacted with each other in a congenial and cordial environment. The delegations parted amidst feeling of friendship and commitment towards further enhancing mutual trust, friendship and maintaining peace along the Line of Actual Control.