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India, China armies set up hotline link on Sikkim-Tibet border

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India, China armies set up hotline link on Sikkim-Tibet border

A hotline was established between Indian Army at Kongra La in North Sikkim and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region “to further the spirit of trust and cordial relations along the borders,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The event 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 statement said.

The inauguration was attended by ground commanders of the respective Armies and a message of friendship and harmony was exchanged through the hotline, the statement added.