India & China Agree to Maintain Peace and Tranquility in Border Areas


New Delhi, 16 November 2015
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Recieves
General Fan Changlong, Vice President
of Central Military Commission
of People's Republic China in
Front of South Block in New Delhi
General Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of Central MilitaryCommission of People's Republic of China is currently on a visit to India.  He arrived on 15 November and will depart on 17 November.  Gen. Fan Changlong is leading a 26-Member strong military delegation which includes Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief of General Staff and Lt. Gen. Zhu Fuxi, Political Commissar of Changdu Military Area Command.

Gen. Fan held bilateral discussions with the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 16 November 2015 followed by a banquet hosted by the latter in honour of Gen. Fan and his delegation.

This is the highest level defence delegation to visit India in the last 11 years.   The visit signifies the enhanced defence exchanges between India and China.

During the meeting with Defence Minister, the two sides agreed to implement the consensus reached between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping to ensure peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas.  Gen. Fan and Defence Minister were of the view that peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas is the cornerstone for smooth development of bilateral relations in diverse areas. 

They felt that two armed forces shoulder important responsibilities for maintenance of peace and tranquility and agreed to further enhance communications and exchanges between the two armed forces. They welcomed the operationalization of additional border personnel meeting points.  They reviewed the ongoing exchanges and expressed satisfaction at the bilateral military exercise Hand-in-Hand. Taking note of the intensification of defence exchanges, Indian side welcomed the proposal for the visit of Commander of Lanzhou Military region to India early next year.

Parrikar and Gen Fan condemned the recent terrorist attackin Paris and agreed to strengthen cooperation to fight together this menace of terrorism including at the international level. Parrikar also offered to share India’s expertise in fighting terrorism through joint exercises etc.

Gen. Fan extended an invitation to Parrikar to visit China.  The Defence Minister has accepted the invitation.  The dates will be decided through diplomatic channels.

Gen. Fan will be calling on Prime Minister on 17 November 2015 before departing India on conclusion of his visit.

The Vice President of Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China, General Fan Changlongis being accorded the Tri-Services Guard of Honour at South Block lawns on Monday, 16 November 2015 
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar after receiving General Fan Changlong, the visiting Vice President of Central Military Commission of the People’s Republicof China is being escorted towards the saluting dais of the Tri-Services Guard of Honour at South Block lawns on Monday, 16 November 2015
The India-China delegation level meeting in progress in South Block, New Delhi on Monday, 16 November 2015. The Indian side is being headed by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar and the Chinese side by General Fan Changlong, Vice President of Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China.


Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and General Fan Changlong, the visitingVice President of Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China in a one-to-one meeting in South Block, New Delhi on Monday, 16 November 2015.
The visiting Vice President of Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China, General Fan Changlong is being received by the Commandant National Defence College, New Delhi Lt Gen NS Ghei at the college premises on Monday, 16 November 2015
The visiting Chinese delegation led by General Fan Changlong, Vice President of Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China in a group photo with the Commandant Lt Gen NS Gheiand faculty members of the National Defence College, New Delhi on Monday, 16 November 2015.
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