India And China Military Hotlines:
A hotline was established between the Indian Army in Kongra La, north Sikkim, and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Khamba Dzong in the Tibet Autonomous Region to further the spirit of trust and cordial relations along the border. The event coincided with ‘PLA Day’ on August 1.
- India and China have two military hotlines in eastern Ladakh, among others at Chushul and Daulat Beg Oldi.
- These hotlines in various sectors go a long way in maintaining peace and tranquility at the borders.
- In February 2021, the Foreign Ministers of India and China had agreed to establish a new hotline between the Foreign Ministries to ensure “timely communication” in the backdrop of the Ladakh stand-off.
- This will be in addition to the long delayed hotline between the Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations and China’s Western Theatre Command, which is expected to be established soon.