Chinese Army conducts live-fire drills in Tibet: Report

The brigade that conducted the drills was from the PLA's Tibet Military Command and is one of China's two plateau mountain brigades, Global Times reported Monday.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published:July 17, 2017 10:50 am
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China’s military has conducted live-fire exercises in Tibet amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted live-fire exercises in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, state-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Friday, without mentioning the exact timing of the drills.

The brigade that conducted the drills was from the PLA’s Tibet Military Command and is one of China’s two plateau mountain brigades, Global Times reported Monday. The PLA Tibet command guards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) of the India-China border along several sections connecting the mountainous Tibetan region.

According to the CCTV report, the brigade has long been stationed around the middle and lower reaches of the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Zangbo in Chinese) River which flows into India and Bangladesh and is responsible for frontline combat missions. The live-fire drills included the quick delivery of troops and different military units working together on joint attacks.

Video posted online showed soldiers using anti-tank grenades and missiles against bunkers and howitzers for artillery coverage. The video also showed radar units identifying enemy aircraft and soldiers using anti-aircraft artillery to destroy targets. The drills lasted 11 hours. Separately, Tibet’s mobile communication agency conducted a drill on July 10 in Lhasa, capital of Tibet, where members of the agency practiced setting up a temporary mobile network to secure communications in an emergency.

Earlier reports said the PLA units exercised with several modern weapon systems including a new light battle tank being manufactured by China. China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector, where Indian troops stopped road construction by Chinese soldiers on June 16.

China has been demanding immediate pull-out of the Indian troops from the disputed Dokalam plateau. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region. Of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, a 220-km section falls in Sikkim.

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    zu
    Jul 19, 2017 at 9:05 pm
    XI IS BEHAVING LIKE A FANNATIC MULLLA, AS LAST DECADE OF LIVING, EATING, BREATHING AND SUPPORTING FANNATIC, MIDEAST PSYCHE TYPE PPL, ALL IN HIS STATE. SO XI FOLLOWS JIHADDIS THINKING, LIKE OPPOSE ANCIENT INDIC LANGUAGE, SUPPORT FOREIGN ARRABIC LANGUAGE AND PPL, SUPPORT TO EXTREME CULTURES. BUT XI NEVER SUPPORTS PEACE, THINKING, HARMONIOUS, PEACEFUL PEOPLES AND CULTURES.
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    Azaadshaikh
    Jul 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm
    Hi
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    Omar Sadiq
    Jul 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm
    For all the puny geeks trolling that India can give a be ing reply to China and to Pakistan...why do you forget that the others are not going to be sitting ducks for you and will give a be ing reply to you too. Also, with you pumping the claimed 56" chest, you have a lot more to lose in the form of human lives, capital, progress and the most important thing to you - money!
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    Bert Brech
    Jul 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm
    India's only hope is if it credibly threatens nuclear retalitation for Chinese invasion of its territory.
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    Bert Brech
    Jul 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    Kashmir will soon be lost by India under a joint Chinese and Pakistani attack.
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    Bert Brech
    Jul 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    India had better be ready for war. This is a terrible situation, and it looks as if years of Indian blindness and laziness and neglect are going to exact a horrible price. Arunachel Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya are likely soon to be cut away from India and Bhutan and Sikkim will also pass into the Chinese sphere. C Indians have been too foolish for too long. They should have made an alliance with the USA long ago. They depend on arms from outside and have no reliable ally thanks to their policy of not committing themselves to any alliance. I am an Indian but I can't see how this can end well for India.
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    Dasari
    Jul 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    Though war with China in Doka La is not totally ruled out on a small scale, India better be prepared with BrahMos and artillery batteries in Sikkim and along Western Bhutanese territory facing Yadong City in China as the road links from Lhasa to chicken's neck has to come through Yadong. It is high time to reply the Chinese aggression in Bhutanese territory by India as we have defence pact to defend Bhutan. Shameless China is bent upon occupying others lands in piecemeal and claims as its own. Tibet was occupied by it and wants Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Bhutan to be part of China. There is no end to their greed for expansionism from land to sea. India can give a fatal blow to China if it tries to occupy Bhutanese territory in Doka La. Modi's leadership should prove lethal to Chinese aggression and a war in NE can be foreseen with China naming Indian cities in Arunachal Pradesh in Chinese and claiming to be part of South Tibet. China has cast eye on Tawang also.
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    Srinivas
    Jul 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm
    We are not impressed, treacherous Chinese !!!
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