India and China have also looked at setting up more hotlines between their armies. During the visit of the Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe to India in August 2018, a year after the Doklam standoff, he had suggested to the then Defence Minister Sitharaman on establishing two to three more military hotlines with India such as at the local command level.
NEW DELHI: A new military hotline between India and China which has been pending for a long time will soon become operational, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Saturday. He explained that the proposal for the hotline has been accepted by both sides after all procedural issues were resolved.
Naravane shared the development during his first press conference after taking over as the Army Chief. “As far as the hotline between India and China is concerned, proposals have been in the pipeline for a long time,” he said.
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WNU Editor: This is long overdue.