UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1272
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.05.2015
ANNUAL DEFENCE DIALOGUE WITH CHINA
1272. DR K.P. RAMALINGAM:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that India and China held their annual defence dialogue recently, if so, the details thereof; and
(b) whether four additional points of emergency interaction between border personnel in the Ladakh sector and establish new nodes for confidence building, including joint forays to tackle humanitarian disasters at sea were emerged during the said dialogue, if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]
(a) & (b) 7th Annual Defence and Security Dialogue between India and China was held in Beijing from 9-11 April, 2015. The two sides noted that the leadership of both countries had recognized the maintenance of peace and tranquility on the borders as an important guarantor for the development and growth of the bilateral relationship between both countries. They agreed on the need to expand military cooperation and for identifying new avenues of engagement.