Chinese Navy holds live fire drill in Indian Ocean

Chinese Navy holds live fire drill in Indian Ocean
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A Chinese naval formation consisting of a destroyer, a guided-missile frigate and a supply vessel has conducted a live-fire drill in the waters of the western Indian Ocean

Chinese military sources said in Beijing that the fleet carried out strikes against "enemy" surface ships and completed transverse replenishment of fuel and drinking water during an exercise that lasted for several days.

Chief of staff of the Chinese fleet, Chen Denan said the drill is aimed at improving the ships' performance under real combat circumstances.

The fleet is on a half-year friendship visit to Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania and has conducted joint exercises with foreign navies from 10 countries since it started its voyage on April 23.

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