India-China joint exercise on counter-terrorism in Meghalaya

The 8th India-China joint training exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand 2019’ with the theme counter terrorism under United Nations mandate is scheduled to be conduct at Umroi, Meghalaya, from December 7 to 20.

The Chinese contingent from the Tibet Military command comprising of 130 personnel and the Indian Contingent of similar strength will participate in the 14-day long training exercise, a defence spokesperson said.

The exercise is planned at the company level with respective battalion headquarters controlling the training.

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 heliborne operations and case studies of various operations carried out in counter terrorist environment.

Two tactical exercises scheduled during the training are, an counter terrorism scenario and the other on Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operations.

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