New Year 2022: Indian, Chinese Troops Exchange Greetings, Sweets Along LAC

New Delhi: The Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) China celebrated the new year today along the Line of Actual Control . The armies of both the countries on this occasion exchanged sweets and greetings. The LAC includes locations of Hot Springs, Demchok, Nathula and Kongra La. The gesture by both sides came in the midst of an over 18 month-long standoff between the two sides in several friction points in eastern Ladakh.

The Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army China have also exchanged good gestures at Chushul Moldo Meeting Point, Bum La, KK Pass, DBO bottleneck, Konkala, Kongrala and Wacha Damai.

A violent clash in the Pangong lake areas in Ladakh region had led to a border standoff between India and China on May 5, 2020.

The standoff led to heavy deployment of personnel and weaponry by armies on both the sides of the border.

The Indian Army and Pakistani Army officials also exchanged sweets and greetings at four locations along the Line of Control (LoC) on the occasion of the New Year. The four locations where the Indian Army and Pakistani Army officials exchanged the good gestures were Mendhar Hot Springs Crossing point, Poonch Rawlakot crossing point, Chakoti Uri Crossing point, and Chilliana Tithwal Crossing point along the Line of Control (LoC), officials said.

“Over years, India has continuously endeavoured to sweeten and strengthen the bilateral relations with Pakistan through goodwill gestures like this one across the spectrum to ensure peace and tranquillity in the region,” an army official said.