外文标题：India, China to soon have hotlines between military headquarters
NEW DELHI: India and China will soon have a hotline between their service headquarters for avoiding and handling situations such as a possible border flare-up.
Setting up of a hotline between officers at the level of Director General of Military Operations ( DGMO) has been a long-standing proposal by India to China for having peace and tranquillity at the border.
The two sides are in agreement over the issue now after several high-level meetings between them during which the issue has been discussed prominently, sources said here.
The Chinese side is soon expected to nominate an official in its military headquarters who would have the hotline with his Indian counterpart, they said.
During the recent defence minister-level talks between the two sides also, India and China agreed on the need for having “strategic communication” for building mutual trust between the two sides.
In the recent times, there have been several high-level visits and exchanges between the two countries including the visit of Chinese premier to India and recent visit by defence minister A K Antony and NSA Shivshankar Menon to that country.
In the past, the two sides have also discussed proposals to set up hotlines between India’s Northern and Eastern Army Commanders with their Chinese counterparts but not much progress has been made in that direction so far.
At present, three hotlines exist between the armies of the two countries at Spamgur Gap, Nathula and Bumla — the three locations where the two sides meet for Border Personnel Meetings.
Such a hotline is expected to help in early resolution of situations like the one which happened in Depsang Valley in Ladakh on April 15 when Chinese troops intruded 19 km into Indian territory crossing the Line of Actual Control.
But LOC position is always violated so what is the use of this hot line? Is it for status of invasion.
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Sunil Menon (Mumbai)
So that China will immediately inform India how much kms Chinese troops are inside India and for how long they will stay put for vacationing before they leave the post. How easy?
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China hangs its corrupt railway minister……………..time to outsource india’s judiciary to China.
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rsim Simpson (Indian)
What an achievement and breakthrough by our defense minister? Now, China has everything informed to them by our defense minister himself. This means China asked our defense minister to assist them with more information that they cannot have from our side on their invasions on Indian soil, inch by inch allover Indo-China border. What a foolish achievement! It is a shame that our Defense minister saluting and giving away our intelligence to China on an agreement!
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It is indeed a welcome step, to improve the relationship.
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It is step forward. Let us hope it leads to better dialogue between defence chiefs of both the countries.
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ON what condition…..??…HOW WILL IT BENEFIT INDIA ????????…. they have done this even in 1962 upholding communications with china and then what happened China attacked India…congress is coward party agreeing to any demand of any filthy nation, WHAT A SHAME
Gopi Krishna (Munich)
Hot line or cold line…..
THESE CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURES ARE PRACTICAL AND WORKABLE, BUT INDIA MUST NEVER TAKE CHINA’S WORD BLINDLY. THIS IS A CRUDE TRUTH HISTORY HAS TAUGHT INDIA!
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Indranil Chowdhury (Bargarh)
Beware India, the hotlines may turn too hot to handle in the future.
B R V SHANBHAG (bangalore)
I hope it serves. When a type of invasion they did earlier, can it be stopped by phone calls? If ye3s why thy do this only to get a call and go back?
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Singh (Los Angeles)
yeah hotline, so that China can threaten directly than coming through diplomatic channels.
The hotline is definitely a positive development and will help to reduce unwanted conflicts and military adventures.
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Aansa Masoom (USA)
Military Hotlines exists between enemies only. By setting up military hotline both countries has established a enemy relationship. Friendly countries do not have military hotlines. Indians have decided to declare their backdoor neighbor as enemy. This is a grave mistake as China soon will be super power number one. Having a common border with a super power and a declared enemy is a lethal combination will will hurt India badly.
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Mr. Popat (Concerned)
How can hotline prevent future Chines incursions into India? This is only cosmetic work done by the Chinese and mis-directing India on the Chinese sincerity when Chines are preparing for a major thrust into India. After the major thrust into India, India can listen to the baseless explanation of Chinese on the hotline, if that hotline works then.
Concerned Indian (Mumbai)
Now congress can electronically lick their feet instead of going all the way to China.
Congress also has a hotline with Pakistan! What good has it done? To announce another hotline now with China is just a gimmick to cover their failure in the Ladakh. This government is a failure in everything. They have a hot line with extremist in Pakistan they should use it.
Surat Singh (New Delhi)
Just ensure that traitors from congress are not on the India side of Hotline, toherwise, they scr3w up the whole thing and sell the nation!
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Useless. Dont waste your time on such trivial things Mr. Antony.
Rajender (BAND WAGON)
This hotline is a dummy which does not work when a real situation arises. The willy Chinese are never to be believed.