China’s naval drill with South Africa and Russia ‘more about political symbolism than military benefits’

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The political goodwill China will gain in Africa from a naval drill with South Africa and Russia next month will outweigh any military benefits, according to analysts. South Africa’s Defence Department announced on January 19 that the country would host Exercise Mosi II off its coast from February 17 to 27. South Africa will send 350 naval personnel to participate alongside Russian and Chinese counterparts with the aim of sharing operational skills and knowledge. The preparations for the drill were made in virtual planning conferences in early December. It is the second Mosi exercise for the t…

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