VALIDATION AND CLOSING CEREMONY INDIA- CHINA JOINT EXERCISE HAND-IN-HAND 2018

VALIDATION AND CLOSING CEREMONY INDIA- CHINA JOINT EXERCISE HAND-IN-HAND 2018

The Validation and Closing ceremony of the seventh edition of joint India – China military exercise Hand–in–Hand 2018 was conducted at Chengdu, China today. The exercise included lectures and discussions on various counter terrorism aspects like cordon and search operations, raid on terrorist hideouts, intelligence collection and joint operations. Also, Integrated live firing was conducted for both the contingents to enhance interoperability & promote jointmanship.

As part of validation exercise, troops of both the Armies carried out specialised joint counter terrorist operations including room intervention and hostage rescue which was witnessed by dignitaries of both the Armies. The validation exercise was reviewed by Major General Sanjiv Rai of the Indian Army and Maj Gen Li Shizhong of the PLA in presence of senior Army officers of both the participating countries.

Exercise Hand in Hand 2018 was very successful in increasing the bonhomie and camaraderie amongst troops from both the participating Nations. The troops shared best practices being followed by both Nations in counter terrorism operations in urban and jungle terrain and the exercise provided an opportunity to both the Armies for greater understanding and strengthening mutual trust and cooperation.

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