From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Exercise Hand-in-Hand-2019
Mains level : India-China military cooperation
The 8th India-China joint training exercise ‘HAND-IN-HAND 2019’ with the theme counter terrorism under UN mandate is scheduled to be conducted in Meghalaya next week.
- Exercise Hand-in-Hand is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India and China.
- The exercise involves tactical level operations in an International Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorist environment under UN mandate.
- The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct of counter terrorist operations in semi urban terrain.
- Two tactical exercises are scheduled during the training; one on counter terrorism scenario and the other on Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.