Friday, September 22, 2017
News

Amid row with India, Chinese Army holds live-fire drill in Tibet

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Beijing | Monday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
 
Amid the continuing border stand-off with India, China has conducted a live-fire drill in Tibet.

According to a CCTV report, live-fire drills included the quick delivery of troops and different military units working together on joint attacks.

The report did not mention when the exercise was held.

An online video showed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers using anti-tank grenades and missiles against bunkers and howitzers for artillery coverage.

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

According to the CCTV report, the brigade has long been stationed around the middle and lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river and is responsible for frontline combat missions.

The river is located in the upper stream of the Brahmaputra, which flows through China, India and Bangladesh.

The video also shows radar units identifying enemy aircraft and soldiers using anti-aircraft artillery to annihilate targets.

The drills lasted 11 hours, Chinese news portal guancha.cn reported.

India shares a long border with China's Tibetan region. India and China have been locked for over a month in a border stand-off between their soldiers in a tri-junction also involving Bhutan.

Separately, Tibet's mobile communication agency conducted a drill on July 10 in Lhasa, capital of Tibet, where members practiced setting up a temporary mobile network to secure communications in an emergency, the Global Times reported.

--IANS gsh/mr/soni

( 254 Words)

2017-07-17-15:30:11 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Japan court rules Tepco liable over Fuku...
US announces near $700 mln in humanitari...
Mexico focuses search for quake survivor...
Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico, ...
S Korean Olympics organiser says closely...
US to weigh into 'challenging' issues at...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Wholesale prices of Oils, Sugar, Commodi...
On PM Modi's birthday, Twitter users wok...
Cloudy Friday morning in Delhi...
Pantaloons creates India's tallest Dandi...
Exercise type doesn't matter, it's being...
Sexual touch can trigger early puberty...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Russian ballet director optimistic ... 
'Newton' addresses ideological diff... 
NE infra conclave tomorrow, to focu... 
Trains cancelled/restored due to fl... 
ISA annual conference in Jipmer fro... 
Babu relieved as Registrar of Pondi... 
Liquor bottles recovered from train... 
Modi invites sand artist Sudarsan t...