J&K: India, China hold joint army exercise in eastern Ladakh

This was done as a sequel to the first Joint Exercise held on February 6 in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut at Chushul Garrison of Eastern Ladakh.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 19, 2016 9:37 pm
India China, India China military exercise, Indo China exercise, Jammu and Kashmir, India China ladakh, Indian and Chinese armies today held the second joint tactical exercise “Sino India Cooperation 2016″. (Source: ANI)

In a first, India and China on Wednesday carried out a joint army exercise in eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, a move that comes amid hectic diplomatic manoeuvring between the two countries over a host of issues like Nuclear Suppliers Group and designation of Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN. During the day long exercise on Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) a fictitious situation of earthquake striking an Indian Border village was painted. Thereafter joint teams carried out rescue operations, evacuation and rendering of medical assistance.

This was done as a sequel to the first Joint Exercise held on February 6 in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut at Chushul Garrison of Eastern Ladakh, along with Chinese troops of Moldo Garrison. Sources said that in February, the exercise was held in the Chinese side and this time in the Indian side along the line of Actual Control.

(Source: ANI) (Source: ANI)

The Indian team for the exercise was led by Brigadier R S Raman and that of the Chinese was led by Sr Col Fan Jun. The exercise was a great success and has not only refined the drills to provide succour to the border population in case of natural calamity but has also increased the level of trust and cooperation between the two border guarding forces along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh, the Army said in a statement here.

The joint exercise, compliments the Hand in Hand series of the India-China joint exercises and the effort of both the nations to enhance cooperation and maintain peace and tranquillity along the border areas of India and China, it said. This year’s edition of ‘Hand in Hand’ will be held at Aundh, near Pune in Maharashtra, from November 15 to 27.

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    Yugi
    Oct 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm
    Hm... Appears the bonkered bhakts who called for boycott of Chinese goods are hiding in the "h o l e s"
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      Harry Achari
      Oct 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm
      This exercise is nowhere near prove China's reliability. Even it is possible to have surprise attack or an incursion for Chinese side, after the exercise
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        Romik
        Oct 19, 2016 at 11:57 pm
        India: Be prepared; armed and ready. The Taiwanese ( who know the red army well) say "Do not listen to what the mainland Chinese say just watch what they do".
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          arc
          Oct 19, 2016 at 6:12 pm
          What? Parrikar allows joint exercise with stan's best friend? How much as he been paid by the People's Army? Parrikar is a traitor, an antinational? Send him to stan.
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            Raj
            Oct 19, 2016 at 4:23 pm
            So the Chinese have secretly conceded Eastern Ladakh to India. Good.
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              janu
              Oct 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm
              India has accepted status of kashmir
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                L bhadrapati Devi
                Oct 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm
                Our military dress should be very smart like Chinese armies. Modi and Manohar should make Indian army one of the quality forces in the world.
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                  Ashok Mazumdar
                  Oct 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm
                  Cheen ia bana raha hai, modi jaise pm ko.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi ko malum nahi ki cheen me ma p nahi hai, na woh Gobar aur mutra khate hai.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What a Farce
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                    Ashok Mazumdar
                    Oct 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm
                    Jis ka dil nahi hai, woh kya samjhega, dil kise kehte hsi. Lugai chora aur kya kya nahi pakra. Dress, perfume ,fuddu bhakt eyc. etc
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                      Mukund
                      Oct 19, 2016 at 4:39 pm
                      When modi government objected Russians military exercises, with stan.Criticised China for protecting Masood Azer in U.N.S.C. by using it's Vito right. Mr. Prime Minister and Mr.Defence Minister, 125 Carode Janata needs explanation from you both. We deplore this decision of central government.
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                        Pagrri Sanbhaal
                        Oct 19, 2016 at 6:23 pm
                        I think Indian army needs new uniform.Lungii and banyaan would be better looking.
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                          Vivek narain
                          Oct 19, 2016 at 5:41 pm
                          What we need is joint exercise between the terror groups of stan and india.
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                            Param
                            Oct 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm
                            Thats very good. No one here has an issue with stan army, govt. or people, issue is only in using terrorism as a state policy.
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                              Param
                              Oct 19, 2016 at 9:22 pm
                              yes, as an integtal part of India.
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                                Naresh Patel
                                Oct 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm
                                Good sign of cooperation from neighbouring country immediately after BRICS meetlt;br/gt;Hats off to our great PM
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