China, Russia to hold joint naval drill on May 20-26

Eurasia News

BEIJING: In a bid to deepen military cooperation and improve their ability to cope with maritime security threats, China and Russia will hold a joint naval drill in the northern part of the East China Sea between May 20 and 26.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will oversee the start of the week-long exercises, “Joint Sea-2014”.

At least 16 Chinese and Russian warships including two submarines will take part in the drill.

The military maneuvers will include simulated attacks, escort of ships, and search and rescue operations.