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9th India-China Annual Defence and Security Dialogue held in Beijing

 The 9th India-China Annual Defence and Security Dialogue was held in Beijing, China on 13 November 2018. The dialogue was co-chaired by Shri Sanjay Mitra, Defence Secretary, Government of India and Lt. General Shao Yuanming, Deputy Chief of Joint Staff Department of Central Military Commission. Shri Mitra was accompanied by senior officials of the Ministry of Defence and Indian Army, Navy and Air Forces.

2.During the meeting, the two sides agreed on specific defence exchanges for 2019. Both sides agreed to enhance exchanges and interactions through reciprocal high-level visits between the two Ministries of Defence as well as between military commands, Joint training exercises, mutual visits by defence personnel including mid-level and cadet officers were also agreed upon.

3.Both sides reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas, implementing the consensus of Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping, and specific additional Confidence Building Measures at the operational level. The two sides also had exchange of views on regional and global issues.

4.Both sides underlined the importance of this Dialogue as an important mechanism between the two countries for consultations on defence and security matters. They emphasized the need to further strengthen military-to-military ties in order to strengthen political and strategic mutual trust between the two countries.

5.Defence Secretary Mitra called on State Councilor and Defence Minister of China, General Wei Fenghe on 15 November 2018.

6.Both sides agreed to hold the next round of the Dialogue at a mutually convenient time in India in 2019

November 15, 2018