China, Pakistan begin anti-terror drill

July 3rd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 3 (IANS) China and Pakistan kicked off a joint anti-terrorism drill in the northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Saturday.
The drill in Qingtongxia, code-named ‘Friendship-2010′, is the third of its kind between the two countries, Xinhua reported.

The joint exercise would help in consolidating the friendship between the two countries and armies and upgrading their capabilities in fighting terrorism together, said Wang Guosheng, commander of China’s Lanzhou Military Area Command, at the opening ceremony.

China and Pakistan held their first-ever joint anti-terrorism exercise, ‘Friendship-2004′, in Xinjiang’s Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County bordering Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The second joint anti-terror military drill, ‘Friendship-2006′, was carried out in the hills of northern Pakistan’s Abbottabad.


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