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India and China to conduct Joint Military Exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand’ in Meghalaya

India and China to conduct Joint Military Exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand’ in Meghalaya

India and China annual Joint Military Exercise named as ‘Hand-in-Hand will be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya in the 2nd half of December 2019.

Joint Military Exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand is a two-week-long company-level exercise it means that around 100-120 infantry troops from both sides will be participating.

Joint Military Exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand will be the 8th edition of India and China military drill that was resumed in 2018 following a freeze over Doklam stand-off.

India and China forces will focus on counter-terror operations, the establishment of joint command post, joint combat drill, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations.

Joint Military Exercise 'Hand-in-Hand' was 1st started in 2007 in Kunming (in China) but was halted after Chinese troops came to Belgaum in Karnataka for the 2nd edition of the exercise. The exercised was resumed only 5 years later in 2013 when India and China suspended their military ties because of a staple visa row.

China

Capital: Beijing

Largest City: Shanghai

Official Language: Standard Chinese

Currency: Renminbi

President: Xi Jinping


 

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