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India, UK for wargames in Kashmir despite protests

26 Sep 2007, 1854 hrs IST,REUTERS

JAMMU: Indian and British troops are going ahead with their high-altitude wargames in Kashmir despite protests from Pakistan and separatist groups, an Indian defence official said on Wednesday.

Elite forces from the two countries began training this month for mountain warfare in a three-week drill called "Himalayan Warrior" in the icy heights of Ladakh, upsetting Islamabad which also claims the region.

"The two sides have successfully carried out the first and second phase of the exercises and the last phase began on Tuesday," a senior Indian military official said.

"These exercises will conclude on Oct 10," he added.

The troops, which included nearly 120 men from Britain and nearly 140 from India, were training at an altitude of 16,000 feet (4,900 metres) and 19,000 feet (5,800 metres) and were also sharing their experiences of battling "terrorism" in Kashmir and Afghanistan, he said.

"The sole objective of this exercise is to improve their endurance and survivability in high-altitude areas and tough climatic conditions," the officer said.

Indian defence forces have regularly been holding joint exercises with militaries from around the world since the early 1990s in what they say is an effort to learn new skills and allow them to operate jointly with other troops.

Similar wargames involving Indian and US troops were held last year in Ladakh.

Full story, Source: The Times Of India

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