Indian & Chinese Armies Jointly Hoists Indian Flag on India's Republic Day http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Indian--Chinese-armies-jointly-hoist-Tricolour/742533 It was a rare sight on the border at Ladakh this Republic Day as soldiers of the Indian and Chinese armies jointly hoisted the Indian National Flag. spokesman, Northern Command, K S Rathi said that a border personnel meeting was organised between India and China on Wednesday at the Indian Border Personnel Meeting Hut in Chushul, Ladakh, to celebrate Republic Day. â€œThe Chinese delegation was led by Senior Colonel Fan Jun. The delegation was received by the Indian Delegation leader, Brigadier Y K Joshi,â€ he said. Rathi, commencing the meeting, said the Indian National Flag was hoisted and both the Chinese and Indian army personnel saluted the flag. â€œLater, the meeting was held in an atmosphere of mutual trust and camaraderie and greetings were exchanged.â€ He said that both sides agreed to maintain peace, stability and tranquility in the region. Rathi said that at the end of the meeting both delegations saluted the Tricolour and the Chinese delegation was escorted back to Line of Actual Control. â€œThe friendly interactions between the two forces have played a significant role in promoting and strengthening bonds of friendship, mutual trust and confidence between the two armies,â€ he said. India and China have signed two landmark agreements, namely Peace and Tranquility Agreement in 1993 and Confidence Building Measures in 1996.