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Japan and South Korea hold joint sea drill in China air defence zone

Posted By admin On December 13, 2013 @ 10:03 am In World News | Comments Disabled

South China Morning Post [1]
December 13, 2013

The navies of Japan and South Korea said on Thursday they had carried out a joint maritime rescue drill in international waters covered by China’s new air defence identification zone.

Japan’s Maritime Self Defence force used two warships and a helicopter, while its South Korean counterpart also used several pieces of military equipment for the routine training, a Japanese navy spokesman said.

The Japanese military did not inform China about the use of the helicopter, he added.

“It was conducted within what China said was its ADIZ (air defence identification zone),” he said. “The drill had been planned for a long time, since before China’s announcement. It was not organised in reaction,” he added.

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[1] South China Morning Post: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1379044/japan-and-south-korea-hold-joint-sea-drill-china-air-defence-zone?page=all

[2] US calls on China to rescind air defence zone to avoid Japan confrontation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-calls-on-china-to-rescind-air-defence-zone-to-avoid-japan-confrontation.html

[3] South Korea Unveils It’s Own Air Defense Zone, Overlapping China’s And Japan’s: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-korea-unveils-its-own-air-defense-zone-overlapping-chinas-and-japans.html

[4] China monitored US B52 bombers’ flight through disputed air defence zone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-monitored-us-b52-bombers-flight-through-disputed-air-defence-zone.html

[5] U.S., South Korea to stage joint drill next month: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-south-korea-to-stage-joint-drill-next-month.html

[6] Defiant flights: Japan, S. Korea military planes fly into China’s air defense zone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/defiant-flights-japan-s-korea-military-planes-fly-into-chinas-air-defense-zone.html

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