New Delhi: The eighth edition of India-China joint training exercise Hand-in-Hand 2019 concluded on 20 December at Joint Training Node, Umroi, Meghalaya. The exercise was aimed at practicing the joint drills of counter terrorism operations in a semi urban terrain under United Nations mandate.
The exercise entailed firing of each other’s weapons, and conduct of tactical lectures & demonstration by both countries with respect to various aspects of counter terrorism operations.
The joint training standards achieved by both contingents were on display during a 72 hours field training exercise which encompassed various drills requiring integration of action of part of troops involved in the facets of counter terrorism operations in conjunction with methods to execute assigned tasks.
The exercise concluded with a glittery closing ceremony where the participating troops displayed high standards of military drill, stated the Ministry of Defence in a Press communication.
The closing ceremony was reviewed by Major General JS Sandhu in presence of other senior officers of both participating countries. The Chinese side was represented by Major General Li Shizong.
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