‘Indo-Sino annual exercise to resume’

NEW DELHI: The annual India-China military exercise will resume, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today, noting that the relationship between the two countries which had turned “sour” after the Doklam stand-off was now improving. He said the military diplomacy with China worked and the border personnel meetings that had stopped post Doklam stand-off have begun again. The “bonhomie” between the two forces was back, Rawat said. “The hand-in-hand exercise with China happens every year. Only in the last year, this exercise was shelved (due to simmering tensions over Doklam), but this exercise is back on the cards,” he said in response to a question. (Agencies)