BEIJING: A military hotline been the armed forces headquarters of India and China is expected to become operational soon, according to defence ministry officials here.
Yang Yujun, spokesman for the ministry of defence, told visiting Indian journalists on Tuesday that direct telephonic links between the general headquarters of the two countries is expected to be set up in the near future.
He said such a mechanism was necessary to "increase mutual trust, avoid misjudgements and prevent crisis" from developing.
Yang, who has the Indian equivalent title of brigadier-general said talks in this regards were in an advanced stage. Later, other officials said that once the main hotline was established, more such direct links between senior military officers in the field would be set up.
The spokesman also said that consultancy mechanism between China and India on the border issue and consultations at various levels was "functioning".
Yogesh Baijal (lucknow)
By set up the hot link between India and China will reduce the many misunderstanding occurring day by day .By establishing this link the personnel will be good of two countries.
Vayalunkal Mathai Jacob ()
It is a welcome development to have direct communication link between China and India.
philipln philipln (Location)
Such a line should have been in place long back. How is it that the earlier Army Chiefs, including V.K.Singh, did not notice the need for such a hotline ?
Mutual understanding and cooperation between India and China is the key point in Asia's stability.
Kabootar Pakistani ()
A great hysterical desire of the Blackies after an armed Chinese submarine crossed Indian Blackies territorial waters to reach Karachi.
Prasanta S (Unknown)
The biggest issue with china is the border issue.. once it is fixed then everything will be normal
Godfather Senior (Mumbai)
And that will be tapped by Uncle Sam all the time !!!!
Ravishankar Bhujanga (Hubli)
Be careful about China as our experience of 1962 "Hindi, China Bhai Bhai" is still in our short memory.
Sam () 5 hrs ago
we must be very cautious about Chinese contact, they can make some head way as to sow seed for spying from within us. We always know spying and recruiting of spy's still exist with all countries may be your best friends or you worst enemies.
Ea EnKi (India) replies to Sam
You are in Dubai and still shivering in fear??? India is not banana republic like Bakistan but a country with 4.8 Million Military+Paramilitary troops, Sukhoi's, 3 Aircraft carriers... let them keep spying, still it would take bloody hell of a fight and China would thrown back where it started 30 yrs back.