SCO military exercises to drill mountain fighting terrorism
Data Figure: China tanks participating in the 2010 joint military exercise,
original title: Department of Defense: Peace Mission -2012 walkthrough mountain anti-terrorism
our reporter Liu Yang
Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun announced at a routine press conference held on May 31, under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States Department of Defense 2012-2013 cooperation program Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States Army on June 8 to 14, held in Tajikistan in the “Peace Mission -2012″ joint anti-terror military exercise. He also answered reporters’ questions, summed up the SCO in the past decade in the field of defense cooperation, in particular, the results achieved by the eight joint military exercises.
Yang Yujun said, participating in this exercise the total strength of more than 2,000 people, of which the Chinese officers and soldiers of the 369. The exercise to deal with terrorism-induced crisis in the region, focused on training in mountain conditions, the joint anti-terrorism preparation and implementation. The exercises are divided into strategic consultations and battle ready, and campaign implementation in three phases.
in answering a reporter’s question about the main achievements of the SCO in the past decade in the military field, Yang Yujun, defense and security cooperation is an important part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Over the past decade, the rapid co-organization of defense and security cooperation and development, the establishment of member defense ministers meeting mechanism to hold the army chief of general staff of the Member States meeting, held in nearly 20 members of the international military cooperation department heads meeting, held in the 8 anti-terrorism topics bilateral or multilateral joint military exercises held in the defense and security forum, has carried out extensive exchanges and personnel training, border control and cooperation, hydrology and meteorology in many fields.
Yang Yujun particular summed up the always uphold the principle of joint exercises with the latest development characteristics. He said the previous joint exercises under the SCO framework, regarded deter and combat the “three forces”, improve the response to new challenges, new threats as the subject of the exercise. This year’s joint exercise continue to fight against terrorism as the theme. He said that after the first eight joint exercise practice, the scale of military exercises of SCO member states have been from the first company-sized tactical exercise to today’s set of strategic consultations and battle preparation and implementation of joint operations as one of the arms exercises; exercises location from the border crossings, border areas and coastal areas, expanding to the strategic depth and the hinterland; participating troops from the infantry, Special Forces expansion to the various branches of the land, sea and air. Joint military exercises to consolidate and deepen the cooperation of the SCO defense and security, enhance strategic mutual trust between the I and SCO member states. ▲
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