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Story : China-Joint Naval Drill/Russia
File ID : 139035
Video ID : 1284464
Dateline : Apr 21/22, 2012/File
Duration : 2'39
Locations : Qingdao, China
Type : Chinese/Nats
Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
Restrictions : Not access Chinese mainland
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Summary : Joint naval drill to promote closer China-Russia military ties: Chinese expert
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Qingdao, Shandong Province, E China - Apr 22, 2012
1. Various of Chinese and Russian navy officials at joint sea drill's launch ceremony

Qingdao, Shandong Province, E China - Apr 21, 2012
2. Various of Russian warships arriving in Yellow Sea for joint sea drill with China

Qingdao, Shandong Province, E China - Apr 22, 2012
3. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Yin Zhuo, Chinese military expert:
"This joint Sino-Russian drill is smaller than the one in 2005, but the current drill has a larger scale in terms of ships deployed."

FILE: Aug, 2005
4. Various of joint drill between China and Russia

Qingdao, Shandong Province, E China - Apr 22, 2012
5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Yin Zhuo:
"This drill is more practical and far beyond the scope of military diplomacy. It is a deep-level exchange in terms of military strategy and technology. Anti-submarine drill is one of the most confidential part of in every country's armed forces. China and Russia conduct such a drill in this field means a good exchange between the two countries. Besides, air defense exercises such as area air defense and self defense by a fleet are also one of the highly confidential fields. This shows practical nature of the current drill."

FILE: Aug, 2005
6. Various of joint drill between China and Russia

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The six-day China-Russia joint naval drill starting on Sunday will promote closer military ties between the two countries, a Chinese military expert told China Central Television on Sunday.

Russian naval deputy chief of staff Rear Admiral Leonid Sukhanov announced on Sunday the official start of the joint Sino-Russian sea drill in the Yellow Sea waters off east China's Shandong Province.

"This joint Sino-Russian drill is smaller than the one in 2005, but the current drill has a larger scale in terms of ships deployed," said Yin Zhuo, a Chinese military expert.

A total of 16 vessels and two submarines from Chinese navy together with 13 aircraft and five shipboard helicopters will join the drill, and more than 4,000 Chinese servicemen will attend the drill, said the navy sources.

The Russian warships include the Pacific Fleet's flagship Varyag, a slava-class guided missile cruiser, and three Udaloy-class destroyers, Marshal Shaposhnikov, Admiral Panteleyev and Admiral Vinogradov.

According to China's Defense Ministry, the exercise will focus on joint maritime air defense, anti-submarine tactics, maritime search and rescue as well as joint effort to rescue hijacked vessels.

"And the current drill is much more complicated in terms of items of exercises involved, with a wider sea area set up for the drill," Yin said.

"This drill is more practical and far beyond the scope of military diplomacy. It is a deep-level exchange in terms of military strategy and technology. Anti-submarine drill is one of the most confidential part of in every country's armed forces. China and Russia conduct such a drill in this field means a good exchange between the two countries. Besides, air defense exercises such as area air defense and self defense by a fleet are also one of the highly confidential fields. This shows practical nature of the current drill," Yin added.

Since 2005, China and Russia have conducted several joint military exercises within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

 

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