“Last year, Sino-Indian military exchanges experienced some difficulties, but … both sides worked hard to find a good way of resolving this,” said Defence Ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun as China acknowledged that there were difficulties in defence ties with India but noted improvement following the visit of a military delegation from India.
As a measure both the sides are willing to work hard together to ensure peace and tranquility on the border and further promote exchanges between their militaries which marked the resumption in defence exchanges almost after a year.
Major–General Gurmeet Singh led the eight member delegation which concluded a week long talks with the People’s Liberation Army’s leadership on Saturday, following a visit to Beijing, Urumqi-the capital city of the western frontier Xinjiang region-and Shanghai.
After Prime Minister Manmohan’s visit to China, India has agreed to resume ties with China and agreed to attend the BRICS summit in Sanya, in Hainan province.
Over the recent tensions with the Soutch China Sea, Mr. Yang of the Defence Ministry sought to allay concerns of Chinese relationship with Vietnam and Phillippines.
“We hope that relevant countries can put regional peace and stability at the forefront and do more to benefit regional peace and stability,” was quoted by official Xinhua news agency as saying.
Report by Sumit