Amid tensions with India, China has decided to join the joint military drill in southern Russia this month with Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and some other countries. The exercise, which runs from 21 to 26 September, is named ‘Caucus-2020’.
This practice holds special significance for Sino-Russian relations:
According to a press release by the Chinese Ministry of Defense, wheeled weapons will be deployed in military exercises and light weaponry to be flown.
These new version transport aircraft will be delivered to the practice site. During this time special attention will be given to defensive tactics, siege, battlefield control and command.
According to the Chinese Ministry, this practice holds special significance for Sino-Russian relations at a time when the whole world is battling the Corona epidemic.
No new domestic coronavirus case reported in China for several weeks:
Let us tell you that for many weeks no new domestic cases of coronavirus have been reported in China, while new cases are being reported continuously in Russia.
In Russia, more than 1 million people are infected with the coronavirus and 18,207 people have died. At the same time, there are a total of 90,100 cases of coronavirus in China. Let us tell you that this deadly virus was originated from Wuhan, China.
Cooperation in military and diplomatic affairs increased between China and Russia:
Let us tell you that the cooperation in military and diplomatic affairs has increased since the ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ between China and Russia two decades ago.
Its main objective is to counter American influence. The armies of the two countries regularly hold common exercises and often support each other in the UN.