India, China armies test their shooting skills in live firing exercise

CHANDIGARH: Armies of India and China on Thursday participated in ‘Combat Skill Live Firing’ exercise as part of the seventh edition of Sino-Indian joint military exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand 2018’, currently under way in China’s Chengdu.

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 13

Armies of India and China on Thursday participated in ‘Combat Skill Live Firing’ exercise as part of the seventh edition of Sino-Indian joint military exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand 2018’, currently under way in China’s Chengdu.

Aimed at achieving synergy and interoperability, both contingents took turns to participate in the exercise. The exercise involved shooting static and impromptu targets while on the move.  

‘Hand-in-Hand 2018’ began on December 11, and will go on until December 23.

Company size contingents of 11 Sikh Light Infantry from Indian Army and a regiment from Tibetan Military District of People’s Liberation Army are participating in the exercise.

The Indian contingent is commanded by Col Puneet Paratap Singh Tomar, Commanding Officer of 11 Sikh Light Infantry, while the Chinese contingent is led by Col Zhou Jun, Commanding Officer from Infantry Battalion of Tibetan Military District of PLA, according to an official Indian Army statement.


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