Eight day joint military exercise to be conducted by Russia, China in South China Sea


BEIJING: China and Russia will began with their war games in South China Sea on Monday. The information has been given by Beijing Defence Ministry.

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‘Eight-day joint exercise will emphasize on seizing and controlling islands and shoals’, Chinese navy spokesman Liang Yang said.

It will involve surface ships, submarines, fixed-wing aircraft, ship-borne helicopters, marine corps and amphibious armoured equipment from both navies, he added.

"Compared with previous joint drills, these exercises are deeper and more extensive in terms of organisation, tasks and command" he said in a statement.

China asserts the majority of the South China Sea has looked to reinforce its case by building a progression of simulated islands equipped for supporting military offices.

In any case, an UN-supported tribunal decided in July that any broad cases to the ocean had no legitimate premise and that China's development of simulated islands in questioned waters was unlawful.

Beijing responded irately, with remote service representative Lu Kang undermining a "definitive reaction" in the event that anybody took "any provocative activity against China's security advantages in light of the honor".

Beijing's territory recoveries have incited feedback from other petitioner nations and the US, and Washington has consistently sent warships into the deliberately fundamental region to attest the privilege to opportunity of route.

The current week's drills will be stolen out away the shoreline of Zhanjiang city in the southern area of Guangdong.

Their exact area was not reported, but rather they don't seem, by all accounts, to be occurring in debated parts of the ocean.

They were gone for "reinforcing the abilities of the Chinese and Russian Navies in together taking care of security dangers on the ocean", naval force representative Liang said.

China and Russia have close military and strategic ties, frequently contrary toward the West, especially the United States, and their pioneers Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putinenjoy a tight relationship.

Last August, the two forces held military activities in the waters and airspace of the Peter the Great Gulf, south of the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok, including 22 vessels, up to 20 airplane and more than 500 marines.

In May a year ago, they led their first joint maritime activities in European waters operating at a profit Sea and Mediterranean, China's most distant ever bores from its home waters.

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