A special border meeting personal between the Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was held at Nathu La Pass in Sikkim on August 15 to jointly celebrate the 72nd Independence Day of India.
The celebration took place in an atmosphere of warmth and friendship, with an aim of enhancing mutual trust and promoting border peace and tranquillity.
Beside interactions between the two Armies, cultural programme portraying the rich cultural diversity of the two countries, were presented by both sides to celebrate the occasion. Pleasantries were also exchanged in North Sikkim at Kongra La.
Joint participation of PLA was also seen as a reciprocal gesture wherein Indian Army had earlier participated in PLA Founding Day on August 1, 2018. Such interactions between the two armies have resulted in enhancement of goodwill and mutual understanding between the two nations.
Indian Army troops deployed in remote and high altitude areas of North Sikkim also celebrated Independence Day by hoisting the National Flag at different forward posts with great zeal and enthusiasm.