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PLA soldiers in Pakistan for military exercises

(People's Daily Online)

11:19, November 17, 2011

The first batch of Chinese soldiers arrives in Islamabad on Nov. 15 to take part in joint military exercises with the Pakistani army. (Xinhua/ Li Xiang)

Edited and translated by Yaochun, People's Daily Online

Beijing, Nov.17 (People's Daily Online) --The first batch of Chinese soldiers arrived in Islamabad at 8:10 a.m. on Nov. 15 to take part in joint military exercises with the Pakistani army.

The military exercises, which begin on Nov. 17, will involve 260 soldiers from China and 230 of their Pakistani counterparts.

According to the Pakistani military, the exercises will include techniques and procedures involved in low-intensity conflict environments. The joint military drills, spread over two weeks, are aimed at the mutual exchange of experience and information through a broad training program in real time. This will be the fourth time the two militaries have collaborated in drills aimed at combating terrorist threats.

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