Hand-in-Hand: India-China military drill reaches day 2 (in pics)

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Chengdu, Nov 6:India and China continue the Hand in Hand practice on day 2.

Indian Army contingent of 150 people reached the Chengdu city on 4 November 2013 to take part in the 10 days long anti-terrorism drill named Hand in Hand.

The drill was inaugurated in the Chengdu city on 5 November 2013.

The exercise was called off by India after the General who headed troops in Jammu and Kashmir was denied the visa on the grounds that the region part of disputed territory.

The contact between the two nations was resumed after China withdrew its decision and started issuing the regular visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, the annual exercises began in 2007 and the first exercise was held in Kumming city of China, whereas the second round was held in India at Belgaum in Karnataka in 2008.

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Indian and Chinese contingent leaders "Hand-in-Hand 2013" exchanging mementos during the Indo-China joint training exercise at Chengdu, China on Tuesday.

In Chengdu

Indian contingent displaying Punjabi martial art at the Indo China joint training exercise in Chengdu on Tuesday.

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Lt. General Yung Jin Shan and Lt. Gen Vinod Bhatia during the Indo China joint training exercise in Chengdu on Tuesday.

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Soldiers displaying Martial art skills during the Indo China joint training exercise in Chengdu on Tuesday.

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Lt. General Yung Jin Shan (R) shakes hands with Lt. Gen Vinod Bhatia during the Indo China joint training exercise in Chengdu on Tuesday.

In Chengdu

Indian Army contingent participating in the Indo-China joint training exercise ‘HAND IN HAND ‘ arrives at Chengdu, China on Monday.

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