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China participates in Russian naval parade

Annual military parade overseen by Russian president attended by hundreds of people

Riyaz ul Khaliq   | 29.07.2019
China participates in Russian naval parade


China participated in an annual Russian naval parade, media reports said on Monday.

According to state-run Xinhua news, China’s missile destroyer "Xi'an" on Sunday took part in the military parade in St. Petersburg marking the Russian Navy Day.

President Vladimir Putin oversaw the parade which hundreds of people had come to see.

An Indian frigate on the sea near Kronshtadt islet, off the shore of St. Petersburg, was also part of the parade.

Chinese sailors dressed in white lined up on the deck of the missile destroyer.

Twelve Russian warships and submarines besides dozens of aircraft were part of the event.

In September 2018, Russia held its largest-ever military drill -- Vostok-2018 -- which was attended by Chinese soldiers in a show of force drawing condemnation by NATO in far-eastern Russia.

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