Chinese military intensify night drills and bring more advanced equipment near the border with India

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19 sep 2021 11:53 GMT

In the last month, several units carry out night exercises at about 5,000 meters of altitude, reports PLA Daily, cited by SCMP.

The Chinese Western Theater Command has incorporated additional night exercises to units deployed near the Indian border into its training plan, in an effort to familiarize its troops with the new generation of weapons and equipment. informs South China Morning Post.

Throughout the last month, several units carried out night exercises at an altitude of 5,000 metersaccording to the newspaper, which quotes PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Army. “We have revised our calendars and required soldiers to adhere to higher standards of altitude training as we face tougher combat conditions amid increasing challenges in outlying areas,” said Yang Yang, one of the commanders.

Zhou Chenming, a researcher at the Yuan Wang Institute of Military Science and Technology in Beijing, explained that before “the exercise was focused on the result: win or lose.” However, more attention is now being paid to “correct deficiencies and contribute to improvement”.

For his part, Sun Zhongping, a former instructor of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, said that the new training method could “improve general combat capabilities” as well as increase the level of professionalism of the soldiers.

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