India-China Soon to Have Hotline Between Military Headquarters
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar being welcomed by Gen. Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of the China’s Central Military Commission in Beijing on Monday.(Photo:PTI)
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar being welcomed by Gen. Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of the China’s Central Military Commission in Beijing on Monday.(Photo:PTI)

India-China Soon to Have Hotline Between Military Headquarters

According to a report in The Hindu, India and China are close to a breakthrough in establishing a hotline between the two military headquarters. This is part of an effort to improve border management through a round of confidence-building measures (CBM).

The Chinese have returned the draft of the memorandum on establishing a hotline between the two military headquarters. The issue should be closed within one or two months.
Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister

Sources confirmed to The Hindu that the Chinese side agreed to enhance CBMs to bolster border management, but were not particularly enthusiastic to clarify the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Parrikar said that India’s “in principle” agreement with the United States on the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA) did not come up, though the Chinese side “indicated” its concerns on the issue.

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