Russia and China held a joint anti-terrorism military exercise called Peace Mission 2013 from 27 July 2013 to 15 August 2013. The military exercise was held in both the Shenyang military area command of the PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) and the Chebarkulsky range. It was divided into three phases-troop deployment, battle planning and simulated combat.
The Chinese troops deployed to Russia will be equipped with various models of armed vehicles, self-propelled guns, as well as fixed-wing and rotating-wing aircraft.
A total number of 1500 military personnel from both Russia and China will participate during the anti-terrorism exercise. The exercise aims to boost cooperation between China and Russia to maintain regional stability.
Through this joint military exercise Russia and China are trying to expand their sphere of influence in Northeast Asia. It also shows signs of a deepening partnership between Russia and China.
Who: Russia and China