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4th Cambodia-China Military Exercise to be held in March

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Tanks lined up before the start of the exercise in 2019. KT/File Pix

The fourth joint military exercise, involving Cambodia and China, the Golden Dragon to showcase the iron clad friendship of the two nations are scheduled to be held in March this year.

Major General Thong Solimo, Spokesperson of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) in stating this revealed that approximately 2000 soldiers will take participate in the military drill, to be held at the Techo Sen Chum Kiri Military Institute in Kampot province under the theme “Counter-terrorism and Humanitarian Relief.”,

2020 marks the fourth Golden Dragon Military Exercise between China and Cambodia, following the first in 2016. The training has involved mine clearance, destruction of unexploded ordnance or chemical weapons, fighting with tanks, rescuing hostages, and humanitarian affairs.

The Golden Dragon Military Exercise is aimed at strengthening the alliance of both military forces in combating terrorism; maintaining stability; assisting in disaster relief; and, in a general sense, safeguarding peace and security nationally and globally.

According to Ith Sarath, RCAF deputy commander, the exercises will be in the form of military brigade, intervention, including armoured vehicles, tanks and artillery reinforcements and BM21 RM70 strategic rifles.

The participating troops from the two countries will have training and drills in operating anti-terror equipment, light weapons live-fire practice, unarmed combat, simulated airborne landing, penetrating maneuver, search and destroy and other related drills.

Last years exercise saw more than  250 Chinese and 2,500 Cambodian military personnel taking part in two weeks of intensive exercise at the same course.

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