Army Commander Holds Talks With Chinese Officials in Beijing
Top Army Commander Holds Talks With Chinese Officials in Beijing
BEIJING, December 16, 2015: On a key visit to China after his predecessor was denied visa, the head of Indian Army’s Northern Command has held talks with top defence officials in Beijing, focusing on fighting terror and maintaining peace on the Ladakh border, where many PLA incursions have occurred in the past.
Lt Gen DS Hooda, who is heading a six-member military delegation of top officials of his Command, arrived in Beijing on December 14 on a six-day visit to interact with his counterparts, and to visit some of the military command centres which look after the India-China border.
He held talks with General Qi Jianguo, Deputy Chief of General Staff, at the People’s Liberation Army Headquarters yesterday during which the two sides stressed on the need to ensure peace and tranquility along the border, an Indian Embassy statement said today.
Lt Gen Hooda is the first Northern area commander to visit China since Beijing denied regular visa to his predecessor Lt Gen BS Jaswal in 2010.