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Army drill in Arunachal irks China

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, Oct 5 - As the Indian Army holds its biggest ever mountain combat exercise �Him Vijay� in Arunachal Pradesh, the first ever such drill in the northeastern State, it is reported to have irked China which considers large parts of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet.

Three battle groups, each comprising 4,000 soldiers, are participating in the exercise at a height of 14,000 feet, 100 km away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

It is being carried out in phases in the upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh near Tawang, and will end on October 25. The exercises are being held at a time when Chinese President Xi Jinping is to visit India for the second informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely in Mahabalipuram. � IANS

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Army drill in Arunachal irks China

NEW DELHI, Oct 5 - As the Indian Army holds its biggest ever mountain combat exercise �Him Vijay� in Arunachal Pradesh, the first ever such drill in the northeastern State, it is reported to have irked China which considers large parts of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet.

Three battle groups, each comprising 4,000 soldiers, are participating in the exercise at a height of 14,000 feet, 100 km away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

It is being carried out in phases in the upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh near Tawang, and will end on October 25. The exercises are being held at a time when Chinese President Xi Jinping is to visit India for the second informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely in Mahabalipuram. � IANS

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