Russia, China kick off ‘biggest-ever” naval drills in Sea of Japan

July 5, 2013

China and Russia have begun their biggest-ever joint naval drills in the Sea of Japan amid growing indications of a broad-based enhancement of ties between former Cold War rivals.

During the military exercise, which kicked off on Friday, 18 surface ships, one submarine, three aircraft, five ship-launched helicopters and two commando units were involved in the “Joint Sea-2013” maneuvers, which is due to continue through July 12. Read more…