2007-12-24 07:40:43 Xinhua English
HUNMING, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China, met here on Monday with the Indian military observer delegation, headed by Sushil Gupta, deputy chief of Army Staff, Indian Army.
Ma noted that Chinese and Indian soldiers were attending the joint anti-terrorism military exercises in Kunming. They showed high levels of attainment and increased their competence in fighting terrorism by learning from each other.
He said this joint exercise had helped to enhance mutual understanding and mutual trust between Chinese and Indian armed forces, strengthen their exchanges in the field of defense affairs, and deter the 'three evil forces' of terrorism, separatism and extremism.
Gupta said that terrorism had posed a serious threat to the world. The joint training would pave the way for more exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and Indian armies.
The Chinese and Indian military observer delegations arrived in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, on Monday. They will view the training on Tuesday.