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India, China hold first ever joint army exercise in J&K

The Joint Army exercise comes during chaotic discreet strategy between the two countries over a host of issues like NSG


New Delhi: In a first, India and China on Wednesday execute a joint army exercise in eastern Ladakh in J&K, a move that comes during chaotic discreet strategy between the two countries over a host of issues like NSG and designation of Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN’s.

All through the day-long exercise on HADR (Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief), a made-up situation of the earthquake striking an Indian Border village was painted. Subsequently, joint teams carried out rescue operations, clearing and rendering of medical assistance.

This was done as a consequence 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 stated that in February, the exercise was held on the Chinese side and this time in the Indian side along the LAC.

The Indian Army team for the exercise was led by Brigadier R S Raman and that of the Chinese Army team was led by Sr Col Fan Jun.

The exercise was a great success and has not only experienced the drills to provide succor to the border population in case of natural calamity but has also increased the level of trust and cooperation between the 2 border guarding forces along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh, the Army stated in a statement in New Delhi.

The joint army exercise, accolades the Hand in Hand series of the India-China joint exercises and the effort of both the nations to enhance cooperation and uphold 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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