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India, China Joint Military Drill To Resume After A Year's Gap: Officials

India and China will resume their joint military drills after a one-year gap on Tuesday in the southwest Chinese city of Chengdu to improve capabilities in fighting terrorism and promote mutual understanding.
India, China Joint Military Drill To Resume After A Year's Gap: Officials
  • The opening ceremony of the drills will be held on December 11.

Details:

  • Each side will send 100 troops to take part in the 7th India and China joint military exercises - 'Hand in Hand' - which will focus on counter-terrorism operations, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang said last month.
  • The relations between India and China strained after both the sides were locked in a 73-day standoff in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border in 2017.
  • The relations later improved resulting in an informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Chinese city of Wuhan in April this year.
  • The drill will promote understanding between the two militaries and improving their capabilities in fighting terrorism.
  • The exercises, which will conclude on December 23, will include live shooting and adoptive and basic training.
  • Top leaders from both the countries met on November 24 at the 21st India-China border talks held at Dujiangyan near Chengdu in southwestern Sichuan province. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and China's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who are the designated Special Representatives, took part in the talks.
  • They called for intensifying efforts to find a solution to the vexed border dispute.

Question:

Q. India and which country will resume their joint military drills after a one-year gap on Tuesday, 11th December 2018?
a. Japan
b. Germany
c. Singapore
d. China
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