Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Team China and Iran will take part in joint military exercises in southern Russia later this month. They will join forces with troops from Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Myanmar, Pakistan and a number of other countries, said China’s Ministry of Defense, Thursday (17/9/2020).
The ministry said that during the “2020 Caucus” exercise they would deploy wheeled vehicles and light weaponry to be flown to the training site in China’s latest version of the transport aircraft.
“The training, which runs from September 21 to 26, will focus on defense tactics, siege and control as well as battlefield command,” the ministry said, as reported by The Sidney Morning Herald.
Since establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership two decades ago, China and Russia have worked closely together on military and diplomatic matters, largely to counter the influence of the United States, which has the strongest military in the world.
The Chinese and Russian militaries regularly hold joint exercises and they support each other at the United Nations on a variety of issues, including Syria and North Korea.
In addition to joint exercises with a number of these countries, this week China also held military exercises in the Bohai Sea, and shooting drills in the southern part of the Yellow Sea. They are part of four separate exercises being carried out in the disputed South China Sea region.
China also holds frequent military activities near Taiwan, the territory the country claims.
(res / sef)