The military exercises will take place in mid-October at an altitude of 10,000ft in Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and will focus on high altitude warfare training, according to a senior Indian army officer. knowing the subject.
The exercises will take place as part of the 18th edition of an annual joint exercise known as “Yudh Abhyas” – or “War Practice”.
During a visit to India this year, US Army Pacific Commanding General Charles Flynn described China’s military buildup near the disputed border as “alarming”.
Asked about the joint exercises, a spokesperson for the US Department of Defense told CNN that the partnership with India was “one of the most important elements of our shared vision of a free and opened”.
“An important component of this larger effort includes exercises and training events and Yudh Abhyas is one of those annual bilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and improve our respective capabilities to meet a range of regional security challenges” , said the spokesperson.
Actual control line
The Line of Actual Control, the loosely defined de facto border between India and China, grew out of the 1962 Sino-Indian border war, itself sparked by long-standing historical territorial disagreements.