China, Russia hold largest-ever joint naval drills

Updated: July 05, 2013 15:17 IST
China and Russia kicked off their largest-ever joint naval drills on Friday in the Sea of Japan, a further sign of the broad-based progress in ties between the former Cold War rivals.
China, Russia hold largest-ever joint naval drills
Eighteen surface ships, one submarine, three airplanes, five ship-launched helicopters and two commando units were taking part in the "Joint Sea-2013" exercise that runs through July 12.

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China, Russia hold largest-ever joint naval drills
The drills will cover anti-submarine warfare, close maneuvering, and the simulated take-over of an enemy ship.

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China, Russia hold largest-ever joint naval drills
The drills are considerably bigger than anything China's navy has previously held with a foreign partner.

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China, Russia hold largest-ever joint naval drills
The naval drills are to be followed by another round of anti-terrorism joint drills in Russia's Ural Mountain region of Chelyabinsk from July 27 to August 15.

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