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News reports indicate that India and China conducted a military exercise in Chushul- Moldo sector of eastern Ladakh province of Jammu and Kashmir to enhance military cooperation in the eventuality of a disaster in border areas.
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India, China hold military exercises in disputed Chushul
In September 2014, around 35 Chinese soldiers returned to Chumar in northeast Ladakh and were perched on a hillock claiming the area to be part of China while another 300 soldiers were maintaining presence close to LAC.
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LADAKH, Publish Date: Feb 8 2016 1:16AM | Updated Date: Feb 8 2016 1:16AM
Columns of Indian and Chinese soldiers held joint military exercise in Chushul Sector of Ladakh on Saturday. The area where joint exercises were held is disputed between the two countries and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Indian soldiers have locked horns in the area several times.
The Chinese army had camped in Chumar and their helicopters were seen dropping food packets for the soldiers. In 2015, Chumar witnessed a major stand-off. In the same year in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) China had objected to overhead bunkers erected by the Indian side.
In September 2014, around 35 Chinese soldiers returned to Chumar in northeast Ladakh and were perched on a hillock claiming the area to be part of China while another 300 soldiers
were maintaining presence close to LAC.
Pertinently, Chushul is one of the four officially agreed BPM (Border Personnel Meeting) point between Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army of China for regular consultations and interactions.
Udhampur based Public Relations Officer Ministry of Defence Col S D Goswami said: “ The first Joint Tactical Exercise between border troops of both countries was conducted in the Chushul-Moldo area on Saturday,” he said. “This is a part of ongoing initiatives being taken by India and China to ensure greater interaction between troops stationed along the Line of Actual Control and thereby ensure peace & tranquility on the border.”
Goswami said that the exercise focused on actions to be coordinated to jointly tackle aspects of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief. He said that Indian Army team of 30 soldiers was led by Colonel Ritesh Chandra Singh while the Chinese delegation of an equal compliment was led by Colonel Qu Yi.
“ Lasting an entire day, the joint exercise was based on a situation of a national disaster occurring on the border and the subsequent coordination of rescue mission by joint teams of both countries,” he said.
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