The 4th Annual Defence Dialogue (ADD) with China will be held in New Delhi on 09th December, 2011. The dialogue will be chaired by Defence Secretary Shri Shashikant Sharma on the Indian side and the Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Chinese PLA, Gen Ma Xiaotian from the Chinese side.
The conduct of the 4th ADD will take place in the backdrop of exchanges of military delegations on both sides in recent months. From the Indian side, a multi-command delegation visited China during 19-23 June, 2011. Similarly, a delegation from the Chinese PLA visited India for interactions with their Indian Army counterparts from 4-9 November, 2011. Both sides will undertake a further round of delegation exchanges before end December, 2011.During the Annual Defence Dialogue, both sides will exchange perspectives on regional and global security issues. Both sides will also review the ongoing Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) on the borders and are expected to finalize plans for further defence exchanges during 2012.