'Hand in Hand' begins


The 7th India and China joint military exercise - 'Hand in Hand' began on December 10, 2018 in the southwest Chinese city of Chengdu. It is scheduled to conclude on December 23.

• The exercise is being held after a gap of one year as both the sides were locked in a 73-day standoff in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border in 2017.

• The joint drill aims at promoting understanding between the two militaries and improving their capabilities in fighting terrorism.

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