Newshub18:US-India joint military exercise on China border in October.US to participate in a joint military exercise with India. The military exercise will be held in mid-October at a distance of less than 100 km from India’s disputed border with China. News from CNN.
There is information about this, a senior officer of the Indian Army said that this exercise will be held at a height of 10,000 feet in Auli, Uttarakhand, India. The exercise will emphasize high altitude combat training.
Auli is located 95 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC). LAC is rugged mountainous terrain, where the disputed border between India and China is roughly demarcated after the 1962 warThe 18th exercise will be held as part of the annual joint exercise known as ‘Yudh Abhaya or War Practice’.
In June 2020, 20 Indian soldiers and 4 Chinese soldiers were killed in a bloody clash between the armies of the two countries in the Himalayan region. Since then, the relationship between China and India has been strained.
The recent construction of a bridge by China across the Pangong Tso Lake on the border has added to the tension. The Indian government condemned the move as ‘illegal occupation’.
During a visit to India this year, General Charles Flynn, US Army’s Pacific Command, described China’s military presence near the disputed border as “worrisome”Asked about the joint exercise, a US Defense Department spokesperson told CNN, “Partnership with India is one of the most important elements of our joint vision for a free and unfettered Indo-Pacific region.”
“An important component of this larger effort is exercise and training,” the spokesman said. Battle practice is one such annual bilateral exercise. The exercise is planned to enhance the exchange of mutual expertise and enhance our respective capabilities to address the many regional security challenges.