China conducts two military drills to test long-range striking ability

July 29th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Beijing, July 29 (ANI): Chinese military conducted two exercises near the Yellow Sea on Sunday to test the troop’s long-range striking precision.

On the other hand, the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) engaged themselves in a joint military drill that came to an end on Wednesday.

“According to the Xinhua News Agency, an army unit based at an inland province in the Jinan Military Command ferried combat forces and arms to “a coastal city” in Shandong province on Tuesday,” reports China Daily.

Earlier on Tuesday, China’s Central Television Station (CCTV) broadcast footage of the Nanjing Military Command testing a new long-range artillery rocket on land toward the Yellow Sea.

It is reported to be the first large-scale long-range artillery rocket drill carried out by China.

Chief of Staff of the Artillery Division Liu Mingjin said the drill was intended to test the troop’s long-range striking precision.

While Washington and Seoul completed their first joint exercise on Wednesday, Seoul’s Yonhap News Agency quoted a high-level ROK military officer saying the two sides will ‘present a joint military exercise once every month until the end of the year’. (ANI)

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