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After snubbing India, Nepal set to hold military drill with China

New Delhi on edge as Nepalese army plays down Chengdu exercise

NEW DELHI -- After pulling out at the last minute from a seven-nation military drill that started in India this week, Nepal's army is set to join a 12-day exercise with China in Chengdu from Monday.

"The military exercise with China will focus on counter terrorism and disaster management," Nepal Army spokesperson Brig. Gen. Gokul Bhandari told the Nikkei Asian Review on Wednesday.

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