China is once again showing audacity. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducts military exercises at high altitude locations in the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the Xinjiang Military District near Ladakh. According to a report, these also include Night Drill.
The South China Morning Post newspaper reported that the PLA’s Western Theater Command had started more night drills for its units deployed along the Himalayan border. Its purpose is to train its soldiers in the new generation of weapons and equipment. The Western Theater Command of the PLA is stationed along the entire border with India.
The report said that according to the military newspaper PLA Daily, several forces in this area are conducting night war exercises at an altitude of about 5,000 meters or 16,400 feet.
“We have revised our schedules and called on soldiers to meet higher standards for high-altitude training as we face increasing challenges in a harsh combat environment,” the report quoted company commander Yang Yang as saying. Yang has also noted that the force with machines is crossing the icy highlands without light. Live-fire machine gun practicing at night.
It has also been said that the PLA’s new PHL-11 truck-mounted self-propelled 122 mm multiple system rocket launcher was deployed in the field and was being used for precision strike training.