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PLA launches largest-ever tactical military exercise

2009-08-12 09:40:13 GMT2009-08-12 17:40:13 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Motorized troops from the military commands of Lanzhou passes a bridge on Tuesday. The exercise "Stride-2009" participated by one army division from each of the military commands of Shenyang, Lanzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou begins. The exercise will undergo a series of live-fire drills lasting for two months. It is the PLA's largest-ever tactical military exercise, involving the deployment of about 50,000 heavily-armored troops over thousands of miles to test the PLA's long-distance mobility.(Xinhua Photo)

Motorized troops from the military commands of Lanzhou passes a bridge on Tuesday. The exercise "Stride-2009" participated by one army division from each of the military commands of Shenyang, Lanzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou begins. The exercise will undergo a series of live-fire drills lasting for two months.(Xinhua Photo)

Missile artillery soldiers from the military commands of Jinan are filling up a missile. The exercise "Stride-2009" participated by one army division from each of the military commands of Shenyang, Lanzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou begins. The exercise will undergo a series of live-fire drills lasting for two months.(Xinhua Photo)

A foot soldier takes part in a joint training exercise on Tuesday. The exercise "Stride-2009" participated by one army division from each of the military commands of Shenyang, Lanzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou begins. The exercise will undergo a series of live-fire drills lasting for two months.(Xinhua Photo)

Motorized troops from the military commands of Lanzhou passes a bridge on Tuesday. The exercise "Stride-2009" participated by one army division from each of the military commands of Shenyang, Lanzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou begins. The exercise will undergo a series of live-fire drills lasting for two months.

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