Chinese Army holds Yellow Sea drill

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New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): The People's Liberation Army (PLA) held a military supply drill in the Yellow Sea over the weekend, amid reports of tension over a scheduled joint exercise between the American and South Korean navies.

According to the China Daily, the PLA's General Logistics Department and the Office of Transport and Combat Readiness co-organized the latest drill, which started on Saturday "deep in the Yellow Sea".

Codenamed "Warfare 2010", the exercise involved troops from the Jinan Military Region and staff of the Ministry of Transport, Xinhua reported.

The drill was aimed at improving defense capabilities against long-distance attacks.

Four helicopters and four rescue vessels were deployed for the exercise. Tanks were also loaded onto vessels at a port in Yantai, Shandong province, on Sunday.

Similarly, rail transported tanks to ships and other military equipment was transferred to vessels, Xinhua reported.

The exercise focused on transporting military supplies for future joint battles, Xinhua quoted drill commander Zuo Xiaohu, as saying.

The drill comes at a sensitive time with Washington and Seoul scheduled to hold a joint military exercise in the Yellow Sea.

The PLA has described the Yellow Sea drill as only a regular mission. (ANI)

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