The eighth edition of India-China joint training exercise Hand-in-Hand 2019 culminated on December 20, 2019 at Joint Training Node, Umroi, Meghalaya. The exercise was aimed at practicing the joint drills of counter terrorism operations in a semi urban terrain under 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 high joint training standards achieved by both contingents were on display during a 72 hours 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 glittery closing ceremony where the participating troops displayed high standards of military drill. The closing ceremony was reviewed by Major General JS Sandhu in presence of other senior officers of both the participating countries. The Chinese side was represented by Major General Li Shizong.
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.