“Shared Destiny-2021” Defence Exercise

Militaries of China, Mongolia, Thailand and Pakistan are set to take part in a multinational peacekeeping exercise called “Shared Destiny-2021”.

Key Points

  • It will be organised by the People’s Liberation Army at the combined-arms tactical training base in central Henan province of China from September 6 to 15, 2021.
  • This is the first multinational peacekeeping live exercise, involving four nations.
  • All the participating countries will dispatch about 1,000 troops to be the part of drills. 1000 troops will involve units of infantry, security, fast response, engineering, helicopter, transportation and medical service.
  • Exercise will be held in close-to-real battlefield environment that will be set in accordance with international, professional and realistic combat standards.

Exercise to be conducted under Shared Destiny

In the peacekeeping exercise, battlefield environment will be created by conducting drills of battlefield reconnaissance, security guarding & patrol, protection of civilians, protection to armed escort, response to violent & terrorist attacks, construction of temporary operation base and battlefield first aid & pandemic control for responding to UN’s Action for Peacekeeping initiative.

Henan Province

Henan is a landlocked province of China and often referred as Zhongyuan or Zhongzhou. Henan province is the birthplace of Chinese civilization, comprising of over 3,000 years of recorded history. It remained cultural, economic and political centre of China until approximately 1,000 years ago. City is home to several heritage sites which have been left behind such as ruins of Shang dynasty capital city Yin and Shaolin Temple. It is the 5th-largest provincial economy and largest inland province in China.




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