On the first day of 2022, the Indian military exchanged candy with Pakistani and Chinese forces on the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir and the Real Line of Control (LAC).
Indian and Chinese military exchanged candy at ten locations along the actual line of control, stretching from eastern Ladakh through Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh.
KK Pass, Daulat Beg Oldi, DBO, Bottleneck, Konkala, Chushul Moldo, Demchok Hotspring, Nathula, Kongrala, Bum La and Wacha Damai are some of these sites.
The news comes as Indian and Chinese soldiers have been locked in a tense two-year stalemate along the Real Line of Control (LAC).
In 2020, India lost 20 soldiers in the Galwan incident, while China confirmed the deaths of four soldiers.
Even though Beijing maintains its hostile posture, relations have deteriorated since then.
Several rounds of military and diplomatic talks have taken place, with places like Lake Pangong and Gogra experiencing disengagement, but the situation remains tense.
The talks are taking place on the same day China’s Land Border Law, which deals with border protection and integration, which poses a security threat to many countries in the region, comes into force. including India.
New Delhi denounced the new rule, calling it a “unilateral decision” which could “have implications for our existing bilateral agreements on border management as well as on the border issue, which concerns us”, according to a statement from the ministry. Foreign Affairs.
China released new names for 15 sites in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh last week, further infuriating India.
Sweets were also traded with Pakistani troops at LoC’s Chilliana Tithwal, Chakoti Uri, Poonch Rawlakot and Mendhar Hot Springs crossings.
A statement from the Indian Army said: “Over the years India has continually strived to soften and strengthen bilateral relations with Pakistan through goodwill gestures like this at all levels. to ensure peace and quiet in the region.
In February last year, India and Pakistan agreed to maintain a truce along the Line of Control.
In a rare joint statement released in February, New Delhi and Islamabad reaffirmed their adherence to the 2003 ceasefire agreement.
On February 24 and 25, 2021, at midnight, the agreement on the respect of the ceasefire entered into force.