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    India, China Hold Drills to Practice Earthquake Response Actions

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    Chinese and Indian servicemen practiced earthquake preparedness actions on the border.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Chinese and Indian troops held an exercise in the border area, practicing disaster relief activities, the Indian Defense Ministry said.

    "During the day long exercise on Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) a fictitious situation of earthquake striking an Indian Border village was painted. Thereafter joint teams carried out rescue operations, evacuation and rendering of medical assistance," the ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

    The Sino-Indian Cooperation 2016 drill is a part of an initiative to boost cooperation between the military of the two countries, according to the statement.

    The exercise is said to have been a success, enhancing the level of cooperation between the Chinese and Indian border guards.

    The ministry noted that the current exercise followed the previous Chinese-Indian drill that took place in February.

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