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India and China conduct Sino India Cooperation 2016 in Ladakh

The Exercise was held as a sequel to the first Joint Exercise held on 6 February 2016 in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut at Chushul Garrison of Eastern Ladakh, along with Chinese troops of Moldo Garrison.

Oct 20, 2016 18:33 IST
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Sino India Cooperation 2016The Indian and Chinese armies on 19 October 2016 held second joint exercise Sino India Cooperation 2016 in Ladakh. The exercise was held as a part of the ongoing initiative to enhance interaction and cooperation between India and China, under the provisions of Border Defense Cooperation Agreement, 2013.

The Exercise was held as a sequel to the first Joint Exercise held on 6 February 2016 in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut at Chushul Garrison of Eastern Ladakh, along with Chinese troops of Moldo Garrison.

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Key highlights of the exercise

During the day long exercise on Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR), a fictitious situation of earthquake striking an Indian Border village was painted. Thereafter, joint teams carried out rescue operations, evacuation and rendering of medical assistance.

The Indian Team was led by Brigadier RS Raman.

The Chinese Team was led by Senior Col Fan Jun.

The exercise refined the drills to provide succour to the border population in case of natural calamity.

It also increased the level of trust and cooperation between the two border guarding forces along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh.

The joint exercise complements the Hand-in-Hand series of India-China joint exercises which started in 2007.

 

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