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Hand-in-Hand-2019: India-China joint military exercise begins

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

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A Joint Training Exercise between India & china Hand-in-Hand-2019  has commenced at Joint Traing Node (JTN), Umroi, Meghalaya from 07 Dec to 20 Dec 19. This is the Eighth Edition in the series of the bilateral exercise.

The People’s Liberations Army (PLA) contingent arrived at Air Farce Station Borjhar, Guwahati on 06 December 2019 and comprise of 130 personnel of Tibet Military Command. On arrival at the Air Force Station, Borjhar, the Indian Army extended a warm & traditional welcome to the PLA contingent which was followed by exchange of Pleasantries amongst soldiers of both nations.

The Opening Ceremony took place on 07 December 2019, followed by the speech by Major General Deepak Mehra, KC, VSM, General Officer Commanding Red Horns Division.

The focus on initial four days of the exercise will be on Orientation to Training Area, Lectures on Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorism environment, Firing by each other’s weapons, improvised Explosive Devices drills & various practices on above aspects. The scope of this exercise cover company level Joint Training on

Counter Terrorism Operation in Semi Urban Terrain under United Nations Mandate. The exercise is aimed at building and promoting positive relations between both the armies.

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