“Hand in hand” – Joint military exercises between Indian and China to start in China
Armies of India and China are all set to hold their 3rd joint military exercise in China. 150-member Indian contingent arrived in Chengdu city (China) to take part in anti-terrorism drills. The 10-day exercise has been code named “hand in hand” and will be inaugurated on November 6, 2013.
Indian and Chinese armies are holding their 3rd joint military exercises after a gap of 5 years.The yearly exercises began in 2007, with the first such exercise held in China’s Kunming city followed by the second round at Belgaum in Karnataka in 2008. The next round was called off by India following the denial of visa to a top General heading troops in Jammu and Kashmir on the grounds that the region formed part of disputed territory.