Chinese and Indian armies to train in China by end 2018
China and India aim to hold joint army drills in China before the end of this year, China’s Defence Ministry said on 25 October. Both countries continue an unprecedented improvement of their relation.
Indin army WhAPP demonstrated at DefExpo India 2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)
Relations between the China and India were strained in 2017 over a 73-day military face-off in a remote, high-altitude stretch of their disputed Himalayan border. But the neighbours have over recent months been working on mending ties and visiting Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi in August.
Speaking at a regular monthly news briefing, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said that a joint exercise was planned for before the end of 2018. The two countries would meet in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu in November to discuss the arrangements, he added, without giving other details.