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Actual-troop joint drill of 'Peace Mission 2012' joint military exercise conducted

By Lv Desheng and Lv Zhiqiang (PLA Daily)

09:16, June 13, 2012

The first actual-troop and live-ammunition joint drill of all elements of the "Peace Mission 2012" joint anti-terrorism military exercise of the armed forces of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was conducted on the morning of June 11, 2012 at the "Chorukh-Dayron" shooting range near the Khujand city of Tajikistan.

The joint drill was unveiled at 08:00, local time. All the participating troop units conducted planned actual-troop and real-equipment drill at different phases.

The Joint Campaign Headquarters summarized and discussed the problems arising from the joint drill and further revised and improved the campaign plan after completing the joint drill, laying the foundation for the upcoming actual-troop and live-ammunition drill.

During an interview, Zhou Hongtao, deputy chief of staff of the Chinese side of the Joint Directing Department and deputy chief of staff of the Xinjiang Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), stated that the prospective purpose of the drill was achieved.

The official actual-troop drill of the "Peace Mission 2012" joint anti-terrorism military exercise is scheduled to be held on June 14, 2012.


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