Tensions between China and the US have escalated following the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. On the one hand, China does not desist from threatening, and on the other hand, America is also leaving no stone unturned to ‘tease’ China. Now India and America are going to conduct military exercises together near the border of China. According to the report of Nikkei Asia, this military exercise will be held in Uttarakhand in October.
From October 18 to October 31, this army training will be held at Auli in Uttarakhand at an altitude of 10,000 feet. India and America have been conducting joint exercises for a long time. Its place and time keep on changing. This time it is also being seen in response to Beijing’s untimely military exercise. China has been conducting maneuvers close to Taiwan since Pelosi’s visit. Taiwan says it is preparing for war. At the same time, Japan has also expressed concern about this. Japan said that at least five missiles had fallen in its maritime zone.
Major Jonathan Lewis of the US Army Pacific told Nikkei Asia this time the exercise will be about the practice of fighting a war in cold weather. For this a high place is needed. The maneuvers will be done at such a place where the environment also creates a challenge. Let us inform that Auli is at a distance of about 95 kilometers from LAC. This exercise will be in the series of 18th consecutive exercise between India and the US.
Both the countries have already practiced in Uttarakhand. In the years 2014, 2016 and 2018, the armies of both the countries conducted joint exercises in Uttarakhand. However, all these events took place under the hills and were at least 300 km from the LAC. Last year’s maneuver was also conducted in cold weather and altitude, but it was organized by the US in Alaska.
Let us tell you that due to the dispute between India and China over the border, the relations between the two countries have soured a lot. Even after three years, no solution has been found yet. Tension between the two countries increased significantly after the Galwan Valley clash in May and even after several rounds of talks, no consensus has been reached between the two countries.
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