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India-China joint military exercise in Meghalaya from today

India-China joint military exercise in Meghalaya from today
December 07
12:20 2019

NET Bureau

A 139-member contingent of China’s People’s Liberation Army arrived here on Friday for a joint military exercise with India, officials said.

The eighth India-China joint training exercise – ‘Hand-in-Hand 2019’ – will commence at Umroi tomorrow.

Led by Major General Li Shizhong and Senior Col Wang Weijun from the Tibet Military Command, the Chinese contingent will take part in the exercise planned at the company level with respective battalion headquarters controlling the training, the officials said.

The 14-day exercise is aimed at practising joint planning and conduct of counter-terror operations in semi-urban terrain, according to Defence spokesperson Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh.

The exercise is focused on training through various lectures and drills associated with counter-terrorist handling and firing with each others’ weapons, battle obstacles course, special heli-borne operations and case studies of various operations carried out in counter-terror environment, the officials said.

Two tactical exercises scheduled during the training are counter-terrorism scenario and Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations, a statement from the Indian Army said.

Source: The Assam Tribune


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