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China's army conducts military exercises 'to strike awe in India'

21 August, 2017 6:21 AM
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China's People's Liberation Army's conducted military exercises in an unknown location to "strike awe in India", said the state-backed Global Times on Monday, citing a China Central Television report from late last week. The drills, it said, were conducted to "lay the ground for plateau warfare".

NEW DELHI: China's People's Liberation Army's (PLA) conducted military exercises in an unknown location to "strike awe in India", said the state-backed Global Times on Monday, citing a China Central Television report and another Chinese newspaper report from late last week.

Global Times made sure to mention that the drills were conducted "amid tensions in Doklam" to "lay the ground for plateau warfare".

More than 10 PLA units from the 'western theater command' participated in the drills. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which is closest to India, is where the 'western theater command' is most prominent. The units included aviation and armoured forces, said the TV report.

China Central Television is the official mouthpiece of China's Communist Party. Global Times is run by the People's Daily, also a mouthpiece of the same party.

The TV station reportedly aired a five-minute-long video that showed tanks firing at targets on hills and helicopters firing missiles at ground targets.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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