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China says military drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan underway

China says military exercises by its navy, air force and other departments are underway in six zones surrounding Taiwan

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says military exercises by its navy, air force and other departments are underway in six zones surrounding .

The drills were prompted by a visit to the island by Speaker of the US House of Representatives this week and are intended to advertise China's threat to attack the self-governing island republic in response to moves to solidify its de facto independence from Chinese rule with support from key ally the US.

China's official Xinhua News Agency said the exercises were joint operations focused on blockade, sea target assault, strike on ground targets, and airspace control. has put its military on alert and staged civil defence drills, while the US has numerous naval assets in the area.

The drills are due to run from Thursday to Sunday and include missile strikes on targets in the seas north and south of the island in an echo of the last major Chinese aimed at intimidating Taiwan's leaders and voters held in 1995 and 1996.

The exercises involved troops from the Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, Strategic Support Force and Logistic Support Force under the Eastern Theatre Command.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, August 04 2022. 12:38 IST
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