India, China armies set up hotline in Sikkim sector

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 1

A hotline was set up between the Indian Army at Kongra La in north Sikkim and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region. The event coincided with PLA Day on Sunday.

Better coordination

  • The new communication link has come up between Kongra La in north Sikkim and Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region
  • Such hotlines exist in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh too; Nathu La in eastern Sikkim also has a hotline

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

The armed forces of the two countries have well-established mechanisms for communication at the ground commander-level. Hotlines in various sectors go a long way in enhancing the same and maintaining peace and tranquillity along the border.

Such hotlines exist in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh too. Nathu La in eastern Sikkim also has a hotline.

The setting up of the hotline comes amid a continued standoff in eastern Ladakh.

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