GUWAHATI, Dec 2 - The 8th India-China joint training exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand 2019’ will be held at the Foreign Training Node of Umroi Military Station in Meghalaya from December 7.
The theme of the two-week exercise is counter terrorism.
Defence spokesman Lt Col P Khongsai said the Chinese contingent from the Tibet Military Command, comprising 130 personnel, and the Indian contingent of similar strength will participate in the 14-day training exercise, which has been 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-terror operation in semi urban landscape. The exercise is focused on training on various aspects 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,” Khongsai said.