On account of the 5th International Yoga Day on Friday, the Indian and Chinese Armies participated in a joint yoga session.
The yoga sessions were carried out at the Nathu La in Sikkim and at Bumla and Wacha-Damai in Arunachal Pradesh. A total of seventy personnel of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and thirty civilians participated in the joint Yoga sessions with the Indian Army. The mutual agreement of both countries for this event during the border personnel meetings will work for promoting peace and tranquillity along the borders.
The Additional Directorate General of Public Information, Indian Army tweeted a video of the yoga sessions with PLA. The visuals show a synchronicity between the Indian and Chinese armies performing yoga with the backdrop of woods and hills at different locations:
Likewise, the Indian Army also conducted a joint yoga session with the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA):
The Indian Army also performed yoga at Siachen, the highest battleground. Amid sub-zero temperature, the Army celebrated International Yoga Day at the Siachen Glacier, situated at the height of over 20,000 feet:
The Indian Army's Fire and Fury Corps performed yoga asanas to mark the fifth International Yoga Day in the high altitudes of Leh, Kargil, Siachen, etc. Hundreds of soldiers participated in the event. Practise of yoga asanas helps soldiers adapt to adverse weather conditions in the high-altitude terrains. June 21, which marks mass practice of yoga, was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2014.