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U.S., India prepare for mountaintop drills near China border

As Beijing ups pressure on Taiwan, Washington sends signal on potential 2nd front

Indian and American soldiers advance on a high-altitude objective during the 2021 Yudh Abhyas exercise in Alaska. This year's edition is to be held not far from the Line of Actual Control that separates India and China.   © U.S. Air Force

NEW DELHI/TOKYO -- In a move that is sure to attract the attention of war planners in Beijing, the U.S. and India have decided to conduct high-altitude combat training in a region of India bordering China this October.

The annual joint exercise Yudh Abhyas, which translates to "War Practice," will be held in the South Asian nation's Uttarakhand state from Oct. 18 to 31, the U.S. Army Pacific confirmed to Nikkei Asia.

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