08 December 2019: PIB Summary & Analysis

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Exercise Hand-in-Hand-2019

Context:

Opening Ceremony of the joint Exercise Hand-In-Hand-2019.

About Exercise Hand-in-Hand:

  • The eighth edition of the India-China joint training exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand-2019’ commenced at Meghalaya.
  • The People’s Liberations Army (PLA) contingent from the Tibet Military Command & an Indian Army contingent comprising of one Infantry company along with supporting staff are participating in the 14 days long joint training exercise.
  • Besides counter-terrorism operations, discussions on Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) operations will also be conducted as part of the exercise.
  • The exercise was suspended in 2017 amid strained bilateral ties after the Doklam standoff.
  • In 2018, the exercise was held in China.

Also read the latest RSTV discussion on India-China relations at the below link:

India, China Diplomatic Ties: RSTV – Big Picture

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