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China, Pakistan to hold anti-terror drill

07-01-2010 20:25 BJT

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China and Pakistan will hold a joint anti-terror drill from July the 3rd to the 9th. Code-named "Friendship-2010", it will take place in Qingtongxia in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous region.

Preparations are complete. All the facilities are ready, including the camps, bunkers,and roads which will be used by the "terrorists". Targets have also been marked on the hills for helicopters and fighter planes to attack.

Each side is expected to send a 100-strong special unit to take part in the exercise.

The two armies will cooperate in rescuing hostages and destroying enemy camps during the drill.

Li Xing, Deputy Director, Joint Training Offiece, said, "We know that the Pakistani army has rich experience in fighting terrorism. We invited them to train together with us, so that we can learn from each other and strengthen exchanges. This will bring progress to both sides."

The drill aims to deepen the relationship between the two armies and promote pragmatic exchange and cooperation. It will also enhance both countries' capability in fighting terrorism together and safeguarding regional peace and stability.

The exercise is the third of its kind between the two neighbors.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source:

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