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Russia, China begin massive anti-terror military drill
August 25, 2014, 5:11 am

Russia has sent over 1,000 troops, 13 battle tanks, BM-21 rocket launch systems, 8 Mi-8 AMTSh helicopter gunships, 4 Sukhoi Su-25 assault jets and two Il-76 military transport airplanes [Xinhua]

Russia has sent over 1,000 troops, 13 battle tanks, BM-21 rocket launch systems, 8 Mi-8 AMTSh helicopter gunships, 4 Sukhoi Su-25 assault jets and two Il-76 military transport airplanes [Xinhua]

Russia and China began a multinational anti-terror drill along with other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in north China’s Inner Mongolia on Sunday.

Wang Ning, chief director of the drill and deputy chief of China’s People’s Liberation Army declared the drill open on Sunday.

Ning said the drill aims to deter the “three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism and extremism.

Drones, airborne early warning aircraft, air-defense missiles, tanks and armored vehicles joined the exercise joined 7000 troops from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan at the Zhurihe training base in China. This is the largest gathering of troops and military weapons of the SCO.

Peace Mission 2014” is scheduled to run from August 24-29.

Russia has sent over 1,000 troops, 13 battle tanks, BM-21 rocket launch systems, 8 Mi-8 AMTSh helicopter gunships, 4 Sukhoi Su-25 assault jets and two Il-76 military transport airplanes.

The exercise scenario involves fighting “a separatist organization, supported by an international terrorist organization, plotting terrorist incidents and hatching a coup plot to divide the country”, said China’s Xinhua agency.

The drill simulates a SCO response including dispatching military forces to put down the insurrection and restore stability at the request of the member country’s government.

 

 TBP and Agencies

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