Published On: Sat, Aug 26th, 2017

During China’s standoff with India in Doklam, Chinees navy holds live fir-drill in Indian Ocean

China’s navy has held an live-fire drill in the Indian Ocean to improve its fleet’s performance under real combat circumstance, state media reported on Friday. A Chinese naval formation consisting of the destroyer Changchun, guided-missile frigate Jingzhou and supply vessel Chaohu conducted the drill in the waters of the western Indian Ocean, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The fleet carried out strikes against “enemy” surface ships and completed transverse replenishment of fuel and drinking water during an exercise that lasted for several days, the report said without disclosing the exact location. The drill is aimed at improving the ships’ performance under real combat circumstances, said Chen Denan, chief of staff of the Chinese fleet.

 

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