In our East Sea, the training of our Navy Air Force to protect Dokdo and its surrounding sea is the largest ever, starting from yesterday (25th) and continuing to today. The training, which had been delayed for more than two months in consideration of the Korea-Japan relationship, began immediately three days after the decision to end the Korea-Japan Military Security Agreement.

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The King Sejong, the Aegis ship of the Navy's 7th Mobile Commander, passes through Dokdo by crossing the waves.

Heavy-armed Navy SEW troops traverse Dokdo in turn.

This year's Dokdo Defense Training, held from yesterday to today, is called the East Sea Territory Guard Training.

The Navy goes beyond Dokdo to emphasize its willingness to defend sovereignty over Ulleungdo and other East Sea territories.

As the operational radius widens, the training has doubled the previous year.

Ten aircraft, including the Navy, Navy and Navy ships, and F15K fighters were deployed.

This is the first time that Marines have participated in military special forces.

[Professor Cha Dong-gil / Dankook University Department of Military Affairs: By fostering joint operational capabilities, we will be able to improve our ability to respond in case of emergency such as (we) airspace or territorial sea invasion in other countries.]

Dokdo defense training has been conducted twice since 1986, divided into the second half of each year.

Our military has been delaying for more than two months, considering the impact of the training that was originally scheduled for June on Korea-Japan relations.