BEIJING: China’s military carried out firing exercises with live ammunition in Tibet mid-span between Indian and Chinese troops in the Dokalam region in the Sikkim sector.
People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has carried out exercises with real fire in Tibet, Central China Television (CCTV) said Friday without mentioning the exact time of the exercises.
The brigade that led to the exercises comes from the PLA Tibetan Military Command and is one of two mountain brigade trays in China, Global Times reported today.
Tibetan command PLA supervises the actual control line (LAC) of the border between India and China along several sections linking the Tibetan mountains.
According to the CCTV report, the brigade has been placed around the middle and lower reaches of the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Zangbo River in Chinese) flowing in India and Bangladesh, and is responsible for the combat missions of First line
Shooting exercises with live ammunition include fast delivery of troops and military units working together in joint attacks.
Published online the videos showed soldiers using grenades and anti-tank missiles against bunkers and shell artillery shells.
The video also showed radar units that identify enemy planes and soldiers using antiaircraft artillery to destroy targets. The exercises lasted 11 hours.
Moreover, the Tibetan mobile communication agency conducted a drill on July 10 in Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, where the members of the agency set up a temporary wireless network for secure communications in emergency situations.
Earlier reports have indicated that the EPL units have had several modern weapon systems, including a new light tank manufactured by China.
China and India have met in a clash in the Dokalam region in the Sikkim sector, where Indian troops detained road construction by Chinese soldiers on June 16
China demanded the immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from the disputed Dokalam tray.
The Doka is the Indian name of the region Bhutan recognized as Dokalam, while China claims in its Donglang region.
The border between India and China 3,488 km from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, a 220 km article falls to Sikkim.