2007-12-24 21:37:34 Xinhua English
KUNMING, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- The first-ever Sino-Indian joint anti-terrorism military training was successful, a senior Chinese military official said here on Tuesday.
During the five-day military training, soldiers from Chinese and Indian armies treated each other with sincerity, learned from each other, and demonstrated their special skills and strong anti-terror attainment, said Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian, head of the Chinese military observer delegation.
Ma, also deputy chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China, made the remarks at a press conference following the conclusion of the joint manoeuver in this capital city of the southwestern Yunnan Province.
The training, code-named "Hand-in-Hand 2007", helped improve the troops' anti-terror combating capacity and will play an active role in enhancing mutual understanding and trust and deepening exchanges and cooperation in defense field between the two sides, Ma said.
The anti-terrorism military training, which began on Friday morning, was carried out to implement the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding for Exchanges and Cooperation in the Field of Defense signed between the defense ministries of China and India on May 29, 2006.