Umroi, December 7, 2019:

The 8th edition of the joint training exercise between India and China ‘Hand-in-Hand-2019’ has commenced at Joint Training Node (JTN) in, Meghalaya’s Umroi from December 7 to December 20.

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The People’s Liberations Army (PLA) contingent arrived at Air Farce Station Borjhar in Guwahati on Friday that comprised of 130 personnel of Tibet Military Command.

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They were traditionally welcomed to the PLA contingent which was followed by an exchange of Pleasantries amongst soldiers of both nations.

The Opening Ceremony was held on Saturday followed which Major General Deepak Mehra, KC, VSM, General Officer Commanding Red Horns Division, addressed the joint team.

The focus on the 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 and various practices on above aspects.

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The scope of this exercise will cover company level Joint Training on Counter-Terrorism. The exercise is aimed at building and promoting positive relations between both the armies.

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