Russia's Yars mobile missile launchers will manoeuvre across Siberia for military exercises, engaging over 3,000 servicemen and 300 units of military equipment, the defence ministry says.
The United States and South Korea say the exercises are in self-defence and are necessary to counter the rising threats from North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.
Taipei has accused China of disrupting peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits saying the Chinese army flew 57 warplanes and four ships between Sunday and Monday.
Commandos and airborne infantry would participate in the wargames, dubbed “Zolfaghar-1401,” along with drones, fighter jets, helicopters, military transport aircraft and submarines.
The United States and South Korea decided to hold one of their largest combined military air drills where about 240 warplanes expecting to conduct about 1,600 sorties
China is continuing military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in the region.
China's Eastern Military Command says it has carried out long-range firing in precision strikes at specific areas in the eastern part of the Taiwan Strait as part of planned exercises.
Suspected drones fly over heavily fortified Kinmen islands, Taipei says, as China displays new show of force in Taiwan Strait.
Russian President Vladimir Putin watched the drills from the Kremlin's situation room with visiting Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.
The Russian military announced massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces, a stark reminder of the country's nuclear might amid Western fears that Moscow might be preparing to invade Ukraine.
Iran tests long-range, surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, locally manufactured new drones and short-range naval missile as a deterrent against the United States and other adversaries.
The test verified the combat effectiveness of the overall system, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un predicted "it would be an inescapable distress to the forces becoming a fat target of the weapon", state news agency KCNA said.
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