Terming Sino-India ties as one of the most important bilateral relationships for China, the People's Liberation Army has said that it wants to build "new type" of military relations with Indian defence forces to promote peace and stability at the borders and in South Asia.
"China-India military to military relations is an important indicator of the depth of the bilateral cooperation", Deputy Chief of General Staff of PLA Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo said, during his talks with Defence Secretary Sashi Kant Sharma at the two day Annual Defence Dialogue (ADD) meeting which concluded here Tuesday.
"China and India relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships for China. China sincerely hopes to become a strategic partner of India based on equality, mutual trust, mutual learning and cooperation", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei quoted Gen Qi as saying.
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