China, India to hold joint anti-terror military training
www.chinaview.cn 2008-12-04 19:10:01 Print
BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese and Indian military forces will hold a joint anti-terror military training from Dec. 6to 14 in India, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
The two armies will each dispatch an infantry company to take part in the joint training, code-named "Hand in Hand 2008", in south India's Belgaum District, said the ministry spokesman Huang Xueping.
The group of 137 troops from the Chinese side arrived at the training camp in Belgaum on Thursday after eight hours' flight by two military transport planes, and a brief welcoming ceremony was held at the airport by the Indian side.
The joint training is being carried out according to the Memorandum of Understanding for Exchanges and Cooperation in the Field of Defense signed in 2006 and is listed in the annual exchange plans for 2008 after discussion of the two sides, Huang said.
The joint training was intended to enhance mutual understanding and trust and advance the development of relations between the Chinese and Indian armies, he said.
"The time of the training was set previously and the joint training has no specified background and is not aimed at any third parties," he said.
The nine-day joint anti-terror military training will include display of weapons and equipment, communication of tactics, joint training and a comprehensive drill.
The two countries held their first joint anti-terrorism military training in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province last year.
Party like 1999
Indian guys, can you identify the regiment here?
Those turbaned sikhs are I think the band of Sikh regiment...
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/P...ow/3794219.cmsThe Ex Hand-in-Hand 2008' is aimed at expanding and strengthening military-to-military ties between the two forces. During the event, the Chinese troops from the 1st Company of Infantry Battalion of Chengdu Military Area Command and the Indian troops from the 8 Maratha Light Infantry Battalion are expected to undergo joint tactical manoeuvres and drills, interoperability training and joint command post procedures, finally culminating in a counter-terrorist operational exercise with simulated enemy.
4 dec,132 PLA counter terror soldiers got into India.
see the pictures.
Let the Dog and Pony show begin
Seek Save Serve Medic
Funny title. PLA Counter Terror force got in to India means its war
Other than that, let the show begin, I can see a lot of smoke screen already, good PR for both the armies.
A grain of wheat eclipsed the sun of Adam !!
I have always found the Chinese titles for exercises or operations extremely funny. The 62 war is called Counter Attack War for Self Defence
Seek Save Serve Medic
i would recommend they try the chinese corner in bhel chowk akurdi ,pune for some real hot indo-manchurian cooking also uncle's Chinese in koregaon park is authentic chinese.)
Here's a news article from Zee News:
Chinese Army team arrives in Belgaum for joint exercise
New Delhi, Dec 04: Continuing its efforts to enhance defence cooperation with China, India will host a 147-member Chinese Army contingent in Belgaum beginning Saturday for a fortnight-long military
The Chinese team arrived in Belgaum this morning to participate in the second edition of the 'Hand-in-Hand' joint Army exercise, Army sources said.
The military exercise is in continuation of the ongoing Army-to-Army cooperation between the two neighbours as part of the annual defence dialogue, which commenced in 2006.
Soon after landing in Pune, the Chinese men and stores were transported to Belgaum in six Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft, sources said.
A high-ranking PLA delegation as well as senior Indian Army officers are expected to visit the exercise venue as 'observers' to view the proceedings of the joint training exercise, they said.
During the exercise, Chinese troops from the 1st Company of Infantry Battalion of Chengdu Military Area Command and the Indian Army troops from 8 Maratha Light Infantry Battalion will undergo joint tactical manoeuvres and drills; interoperability training; and joint command post procedures, finally culminating in a joint counter-terrorist operational exercise with simulated enemy.
The exercise is planned at mixed company group-level with command and control elements from the respective battalions' headquarters.
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