China will send military personnel to Russia to take part in a multinational exercise alongside Russia and other countries like India, Belarus, and Tajikistan.
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On Wednesday, China announced that its armed forces would be participating in the upcoming Vostok-2022 military exercises in Russia, alongside those of India.
The Chinese Defense Ministry said that the PLA will be sending troops to Russia to take part in the next military exercise as part of the yearly cooperation plan between the Chinese and Russian militaries.
It was also announced that countries like India, Belarus, Tajikistan, and Mongolia would be taking part in the exercises.
Indian soldiers’ presence at the Vostok-2022 military exercises in Russia was met with silence from the Indian Army and the Ministry of Defence in New Delhi.
India was one of 17 countries that participated in Russia’s Exercise ZAPAD 2021 drills last year. Other countries that took part included China and Pakistan.
The Russian government-run Tass news agency announced on August 29 that the Vostok-2022 exercises would take place from September 30 to September 5.
According to the Tass source, Valery Gerasimov, the head of the Russian General Staff, will be in charge of the Vostok-2022 strategic command and staff exercise, which will be held at 13 training sites in the Eastern Military District.
Ahead of the drills, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the participating forces will be practicing methods to maintain military security in the eastern region.
According to a news statement from the Chinese Ministry of Defense, the PLA will be sending representatives to take part in an exercise designed to strengthen strategic coordination among all parties and better prepare them to deal with a wide range of security challenges.
According to the document, the Ukraine conflict and the standoff in Ladakh have nothing to do with the drills.
The violent clashes around the Pangong lakes on May 5, 2020, sparked the eastern Ladakh border conflict.
The disengagement procedure on the north and south banks of the Pangong lake and in the Gogra area was finalized last year as a result of military and diplomatic consultations between the two parties.
There have been 16 rounds of Corps Commander Level talks between the two sides to try and end the deadlock. For more latest news you can see TheActiveNews.Com