Chinese and Indian military forces will hold their second joint anti-terrorism manoeuvres from tomorrow until December 14 in India, the Chinese Defence Ministry said yesterday. The countries will each send an infantry company to take part in the joint exercise, 'Hand in Hand 2008', in South India's Belgaum district, in the state of Karnataka, ministry spokesman Huang Xueping said. This came a week after terrorist attacks in Mumbai. India said all the 10 militants who staged the attack were from Pakistan - China's traditional ally. Beijing yesterday called for more dialogue and co-operation between India and Pakistan, and said they should promote peace in South Asia. Mr Huang said the exercise was planned well before the terrorist attacks. The sides agreed in 2006 to hold joint anti-terrorism exercises as they continued to mend ties after their brief but bitter border war in 1962. The first exercises were held in Yunnan province last year. He said the exercise was for the purpose of improving understanding and trust, and was not aimed at any group. 'The joint training ... is not aimed at any third parties,' he said.