India–China military exercise from November 15

The India–China Joint Training Exercise ‘Hand in Hand 2016’, between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China, will be held in Pune from November 15 to 27.

This will be the sixth in the series of joint exercises between India and China, held annually, and alternately, in both countries. The first exercise was held in China at Kunming in Yunnan province, in 2007, and the last exercise was held on October 15, 2015 at the Kunming Military Academy in China.

The aim of the joint training is to share expertise in drills and practices, while tackling insurgency and terrorism. The exercise is planned at the company level, with respective battalion headquarters controlling the training. It is supervised by a joint directing panel comprising senior officials of both the nations.

The exercise will be conducted in three phases, including familiarization with weapons and equipment, basic training, including, combat conditioning, and practice of drills. — ANI

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