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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  1. Y
    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"
    1. 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
      1. R
        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".
        1. A
          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.
          1. R
            Oct 19, 2016 at 4:23 pm
            So the Chinese have secretly conceded Eastern Ladakh to India. Good.
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