KYRGYZSTAN, Sept. 14 (ChinaMil) -- Chinese troops participating in the "Peace Mission-2016" joint anti-terrorism military exercise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) arrived at a training center in Balykchy in the Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan on the afternoon of Sept. 13, local time.
A total of 1,100 troops will participate in the "Peace Mission-2016" joint exercise, including armies and air forces from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Among them, 270 participating troops are from China.
A Chinese army aviation troop took off from Kashi airport of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and arrived at the maneuver area at 15:30, Sept. 4, local time.
The Chinese ground troops participating in the joint exercise left from Atushen of Xinjiang, crossed the border at Torugart and arrived at the exercise area on September 13. Their maneuver distance covers a total of 510 kilometers.
The "Peace Mission-2016" joint military exercise is a routine multilateral anti-terrorism military exercise among the armed forces of the SCO member states.
This joint military exercise is of great significance to improving the level of training and cooperation among the armed forces of SCO member states, effectively deterring the "three evil forces" (terrorism, separatism and extremism) and maintaining regional peace and stability.