Russia and China will hold military exercises in May 2014, defense intelligence sources report.
Code named “Joint Sea-2014 naval drill”, the naval exercise will see China and Russia improve their military cooperation.
The “Joint Sea-2014” exercise in late May along the East China Sea off Shanghai, will mark the 65th birthday of the Chinese navy.
Defense intelligence officials in China said reaffirmed that Russia -China “Joint Sea-2014” naval drill is a regular exercises by the two countries, aiming to strengthen their capabilities to jointly deal with maritime security threats.
China and Russia held similar drills off the coast of Russia’s Far East in 2013.
The naval exercise involved seven Chinese naval ships from China’s North Sea Fleet and South Sea Fleet and 12 vessels from Russia’s Pacific Fleet.