Guwahati, December 20, 2019:

The 8th Edition of India- China joint training exercise “Hand-in-Hand” 2019 culminated on Friday at the Joint Training Node in Meghalaya’s Umroi Military Station.

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The joint Exercise that began on December 7 was aimed at training in joint Drills of Counter-Terrorism Operations in semi-urban terrain under the United Nations Mandate.

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It entailed firing from each other’s weapons, the conduct of tactical lectures and demonstration by both the countries on various aspects of Counter-Terrorism Operations.

This included physical training activities ranging from endurance runs, battle obstacle courses and games.

The joint training standards achieved by both the contingents were on display during a 72-hour field training exercise which encompassed various drills requiring seamless integration of action of the part of troops to fulfill the facets of Counter-Terrorism Operations.

The Exercise culminates with a closing ceremony where the participating troops displayed high standards of Military drill. In addition, enthralling skill display was presented by the troops of both countries during the Ceremony which left the spectators spellbound.

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The two armies have gained from each other’s expertise and experience in the conduct of Counter-Terrorism and company level Operations. The Troops of both the contingent departed on a healthy note of mutual informal respect and Goodwill.

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