China sends fighter jets to Thailand in connection with joint US exercises

On Sunday, the Chinese Air Force will send fighters and bombers to Thailand to participate in joint exercises with the Thai army.

“It is planned that the exercises will include air support, bombardment of ground targets, as well as the deployment of small and large-scale forces,” the Chinese Defense Ministry said. The Falcon Strike exercise is taking place at the Odorn Royal Air Base in northern Thailand. near the border with Laos.

The exercise will involve Thai warplanes and airborne early warning aircraft from both countries, while the exercise is taking place while the United States is conducting combat exercises in Indonesia with Indonesia, Australia, Japan and Singapore, the largest repeat of Exercise Super -Garuda Shield” since then. it started in 2009. After Beijing sent warships, missiles and aircraft into the waters and airspace around Taiwan in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island.

And on Friday, Kurt Campbell, President Joe Biden’s top Indo-Pacific adviser, said “the US will take calm and decisive steps to support Taiwan, including sending warships and aircraft across the 160-kilometer waterway separating Taiwan and China.”

“We will continue to fly, sail and operate where international law allows, in line with our longstanding commitment to freedom of navigation, including routine air and sea transit through the Taiwan Strait in the next few weeks,” he added.

Source: “AB”

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