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August 29, 2013

China and Pakistan to hold joint aerial exercises 'Shaheen-2'

[Russian Radio]

China and Pakistan will hold joint defence aviation exercises in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (northwest China) during the period of 2nd to 22nd of September this year, said spokesman of the Chinese Defense Ministry Yang Yujun on Thursday.

According Mr Yang, the exercise codenamed “Shaheen-2” will be held in the Hotan county. The previous exercises were held in 2011.

Yang Yujun also said that China and India have planned to carry out anti-terrorism exercises this year in the city of Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

According to Mr Yang, the joint military exercises are aimed at enhancing trust between the countries and developing further cooperation with a view to maintain peace and stability in the region.

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