Indo-China joint military exercise 'Hand-in-Hand-2019' commences in Meghalaya

Written By: Pooja Mehta WION
New Delhi, India Published: Dec 07, 2019, 09.38 PM(IST)

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The exercise will be aimed at building and promoting positive relations between both the armies.

A joint military exercise between India and China – ‘Hand-in-Hand-2019’ on counter-terrorism commenced at the Joint Training Node at Umroi in Meghalaya.

The eighth edition of the joint military exercise will cover company level joint training on counter-terrorism operation in semi-urban terrain under United Nations mandate. 

The exercise will be aimed at building and promoting positive relations between both the armies.

The 14-day long exercise schedule will also be focused on training, lectures and drills associated with counter-terrorism; handling and firing with each others’ weapons; battle obstacles course; special heliborne operations and case studies of various operations carried out in counter-terror environment.

“Two tactical exercises scheduled during the training involve a counter-terrorism scenario and another on Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations,” said a senior official of Indian Army.

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) contingent, comprising 130 personnel of the Tibet Military Command, arrived at Air Force Station Borjhar, Guwahati. The PLA contingent later joined the Indian Army’s contingent of similar strength at Umroi for the exercise.

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