A 15-member delegation of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) visited the headquarters of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command in Kolkata, officials said.

The visit was intended to enhance the bilateral defence cooperation mechanism between the armed forces of India and China, said an official statement.

The delegation, which arrived in New Delhi on February 21, held meetings with Indian Army officials in the national capital. It also visited Agra before visiting the Eastern Command headquarters.

In Kolkata, the team interacted with Lt Gen Dushyant Singh, chief of staff, at the Eastern Command headquarters, followed by a meeting with the Eastern Command delegation.

The visit was in continuation of the enhanced engagements between the two armies, which also saw Western Theatre commander General Zhao Zongqi visiting India in December 2016.