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India, China hold joint military drill in Meghalaya

The Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army conducted a joint military exercise “Hand-in-Hand” at Umroi in Meghalaya from December 7.

“The Peoples Liberations Army (PLA) contingent from the Tibet Military Command & Indian Army contingent comprising of one Infantry company each along with supporting staff are participating in the 14-day long training exercise. The training exercise is in halfway and is focusing on training on various lectures,” a defence spokesperson said.

The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct of counter terrorist operation in semi urban terrain.

The exercise schedule is focused upon training on 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 terrorist environment.

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