On April 28, Colonel Qian Wu, spokesman of Chinese Ministry of Defense said that China held a positive attitude towards the military hotline of Sino-Indian frontier defense. The relevant department of two armies are doing some research on this and striving for an early agreement, to strengthen the frontier cooperation.
At the regular press conference held by Chinese Ministry of Defense in April, a reporter asked about the decisions or results after Indian defense minister paid a visit to China and held meetings on a wide range of subjects with a number of Chinese senior leaders including Chinese defense minister, as well as the situation of the two armies’ establishing hotline of frontier defense.
Mr. Wu said, at the invitation of Mr. Wanquan Chang, Chinese state councilor and defense minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, Indian defense minister visited China on April 16-20. During his stay, Chinese PM Keqiang Li, VP of Chinese military commission Changlong Fan and Defense minister Wanquan Chang had talks with the delegation respectively. The two sides had in-depth communication about the bilateral military relations, defense cooperation, border exchange and control, and the international and regional issues of common concern.
The two sides agreed that China and India strengthening the cooperation at peace, is not only benefiting Asian and global economy, but also sending a positive signal of peaceful development to the world. The Defense department and the army of both countries should enhance the strategic communication and pragmatic exchanges in every field; promote the mutual understanding and common interests; actively propel the establishment of the frontier defense hotline; intensify the border exchanges; jointly maintain the peace in border areas and create favorable conditions and atmosphere for the development of bilateral relations. The visit had reinforced the Sino-Indian relations, especially the further development of military relations.