The eighth edition of India-China joint training exercise Hand-in-Hand culminated on 20 December 2019 at the Joint Training Node, Umroi, Meghalaya. The exercise was aimed at practising infantry companies of India & China Army in joint drills of counter terrorism operations in a semi-urban terrain under the United Nation mandate. The exercise entailed firing of each other’s weapons, conduct of tactical lectures & demonstration by both countries with respect to various aspects of counter terrorism operations. The exercise included physical training activities ranging from endurance runs, battle obstacle courses sessions & games.
The high joint training standards achieved by both contingents were display during a 72-hour field training exercise which encompassed various drills requiring seamless integration of action of part of troops involved in the facets of counter terrorism operations in conjunction with grueling methods to execute the assigned tasks.
The exercise culminated with a glittering closing ceremony where the participating troops displayed high standards of military drill. In addition enthralling skill display were presented by troops of both the countries during the ceremony.
The bonhomie achieved between the troops was at display during the camp fire. The two Armies have gained from each other’s expertise and experience in conduct of counter terrorism & company-level operations.