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China, Malaysia to Hold First Ever Joint Live-Troop Exercise

“On August 27, the Chinese defense ministry announced that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) would hold their first ever joint live-troop exercise next month. The exercise, code-named ‘Peace and Friendship 2015,’ will be held in the Malacca Strait during the second half of September. The focus, according to Chinese defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun, will be the joint execution of non-war operations. It will include training items like joint maritime escorts, the combined search and rescue of hijacked ships, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and a gunnery exercise.”

Source: China, Malaysia to Hold First Ever Joint Live-Troop Exercise | The Diplomat

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