India-China start joint military drill in Chengdu to counter terrorism

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India-China start joint military drill
Beijing, Nov 5: India and China will begin a 10-day joint military drill on counter-terrorism in south-western China on Tuesday.

This is the first such exercise held between the neighbours in five years as the two militaries look to boost trust and change the situation on recent tensions along the disputed border.

Taking place only a week after both countries signed a Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) to expand confidence-building measures, the drills will be formally inaugurated on Tuesday near Chengdu.

Chengdu is the headquarters of one of the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) seven military area commands, whose responsibility includes the entire Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) as well as the middle and eastern sections of the border with India. An Indian army contingent arrived in Chengdu on Monday, officials said.

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