Shanghai Cooperation Organization members started seven-day joint military training exercise 1291116

Defence & Security News - China
 
Shanghai Cooperation Organization members started seven-day joint military training exercise.
Infantry forces from member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) started a seven-day joint training exercise Monday, November 28, 2016, in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
     
Infantry forces from member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) started a seven-day joint training exercise Monday, November 28, 2016, in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Senior Captain Alegen (C) of the Kyrgyz Army exchanges training experience with Chinese PLA Army officers at a military training base in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Nov. 28, 2016.
     
The exercise is aimed at improving combat ability, boost military communication and improve troops ability to deal with security threats, according to a military statement.
 

The participants will undergo training to test their physical ability and combat skills, it said.

The exercises will also improve cooperation, coordination and actual combat abilities.

In line with the "Shanghai Spirit" of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for cultural diversity and pursuit of common development, members of the SCO have carried out 12 bilateral or multilateral training events since 2002, it noted.

The SCO, an inter-governmental organization founded in Shanghai in 2001, includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
 

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