Chinese and Indian armies started a comprehensive anti-terrorism military drill in south India's Belgaum district Thursday evening.
It's the third and also the last stage of the joint anti-terrorism military training between the two sides from Dec. 6 to 12.
The scenario of the drill was set as that a group of "international terrorists" secretly enter into and hide in two villages in the forest of northwestern Belgaum. The anti-terror soldiers have to "catch or kill" them without hurting innocent villagers.
China and India each sent one company to participate the drill, which started at 6 p.m. of local time. The soldiers will march to target villages overnight and start search for and arrest "terrorists" Friday morning. The entire drill will last for 17 hours.
A Chinese military observer delegation, headed by Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army of China, arrived in Belgaum Thursday to observe the drill.
A closing ceremony will be held Friday to mark the conclusion of the joint military training, code-named "Hand-in-Hand 2008", after the drill.