Chinese troops participate in Russian’s biggest military exercise in 40 years. Hundreds of Chinese armored combat vehicles, fighter jets, attack helicopters and thousands of soldiers take part in the military exercise, in a show of strength and alliance between Asia’s two largest military powers.
Nearly 3,200 troops, along with over 1,000 pieces of weaponry and 30 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)’s Northern Theater Command, take part in joint combat training together with the Russian troops. The military exercise began on Tuesday to Thursday.
All Chinese troops participating in the exercise were transported to the region by railway and highway before the end of August and immediately started preparing in the field.
In the strategic military drills, the PLA and Russian troops have formed a joint operational commanding system, under which military troops from the two countries will conduct joint exercises including mechanized defense fire strike and counter-attack training.