Speaking on the 99th anniversary of International Women Day held at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on March 4, the Cambodian premier said the military exercise of live rocket BM-21 fire was conducted successfully without incident.
He appreciated the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) for the training given to the trainee soldiers as part of a strong force of national defence of Cambodia.
He said this was not a show of military muscle, but a simple exercise and a preparation for protecting the nation in case of invasion.
As scheduled, BM-21 rockets will be launched in a distance of more than 17km with 10 rocket-launcher trucks, but in fact the fire reached a maximum of 40 km with 15 rocket-launcher trucks. Before the military exercise, the local people were forbidden from entering the exercise site.