Nato Stages Exercise As Rearming Russia Worries Some Allies

Indian, Chinese armies begin joint exercise

“While we must strive for increased cooperation… we must continue to be prepared to demonstrate the intent and the capability to defend our interests.” Exercises on land have particularly worried neighbors. Among the largest was September’s “Zapad-2013” manoeuvres in Belarus. The Kremlin described these as largely anti-terrorist in nature but foreign analysts said they appeared to revolve heavily around conventional war fighting. CO-OPERATION HOPES, CONFRONTATION FEARS Not everyone believes Moscow can achieve its ambitions. A slump in prices for oil and gas, a major source of revenue, could devastate its budget, and the economy is already slowing.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

The latest exercise trend is rowing, which offers incredible workouts in a short amount of time

Coleen McCoy gets a good workout at one of the classes at Brooklyn Crew. 

You have an explosive movement at the beginning of the stroke, says Gallagher, and your back and arms feed off that momentum. People think rowing is a back exercise, but you can work about 23 different muscle groups. Class sizes at all three studios range from three people in the Brooklyn Crew novice class to a maximum of 18 at City Row. Thanks to people like Knapp, the crusty image of elitist rowing teams is changing. My grandpa rowed in college, she says. Its not sexy. But when my trainer told me I could burn 1,200 calories an hour, I started paying attention. Brooklyn Crew: 20 Broadway, Williamsburg, (347) 529-5479;
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen Shan said that such exercises will promote exchanges and communication between the two countries. He said terrorism was a global challenge and China and India face similar threats. The exercise, he said, was designed to exchange and consolidate tactical skills and enhance mutual understanding and trust. Lt Gen Bhatia said the exercise was a perfect beginning for renewed bilateral cooperation and friendship. “We intent learning the best practices of each other which would be mutually beneficial for both the armies,” he said. The joint training exercise will witness the participation from about 160 soldiers of 16 Sikh Light Infantry of the Indian Army and a similar strength of 1st Battalion Infantry Division of People’s Liberation Army.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s