Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    7 / -3   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Military

Military drill with foreign observers ends in Jinan

(PLA Daily)

16:40, November 03, 2011

Edited and Translated by People's Daily Online

Beijing, Nov.3 (People's Daily Online) --A military drill dubbed "Vanguard 2011: Queshan," conducted by an armored brigade and other troops from the Jinan Military Area Command, finished at the Queshan Combined Tactics Training Base on the morning of Nov. 1.

The drill was observed by more than 260 foreign military officers studying at PLA National Defense University, PLA Air Force Command College, Nanjing Army Command College and other Chinese military schools as well as observers and commanders of airborne brigades and armored brigades from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and other countries.

The drill is aimed at examining and enhancing the coordination between armored and airborne troops and mainly includes two tactical operations: the joint occupation of an airport and an assault on strategic positions in the mountains.

This drill showed China's operational concepts of different roles of military information and firepower. It was yet another experiment in conducting joint training among different branches of armed forces and types of troops.

The four-day military exercise has involved 12 branches of ground and air forces and showcased more than 50 types of equipment relating to air force, electronic warfare, special operations, air defense and tactical missiles, with several thousand visitors. The exercise is the fourth military drill conducted by an army group under the Jinan Military Region and was open to foreign military officers.

  We Recommend  


Leave your comment1 comments

  1. Name

PD User at 2011-11-24184.41.70.*
chinas foreign regimen deal with jinan gotta be a total hoax?

Selections for you

  1. The village bookworm of 31 years

  2. Nightlife in China's cities

  3. Sichuan police hold tactical contest

  4. Pupils' journey back home covered with dust

Most Popular


  1. Addressing climate change
  2. Reviled 1 percent are not all wicked
  3. China must avoid Europe's mistakes
  4. China marks 10 years as partner in world trade
  5. Media distorted train crash claims: expert
  6. Return to reason for real estate
  7. A reality check for Washington
  8. Improving education quality in rural areas
  9. Further healthcare reform
  10. Cyber cooperation needed

What's happening in China

Prevention is the healthy option to fight disease

  1. Traffic accident kills 17, injures two in SW China
  2. China's zero-tariff treatment gains wide acclaim
  3. 5 die in 40 vehicle pile-up in C China
  4. Chinese college grads to hit 6.8M in 2012
  5. Accountants investigate score fixing

PD Online Data

  1. The lion dance in Guangzhou
  2. The flower fair in Guangzhou
  3. Lion dances pay New Year calls in Guilin
  4. Jiangsu´s special New Year traditions
  5. Hakka traditions in Spring Festival