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China holds military drill near Arunachal, says enemy aircraft the target

China holds military drill near Arunachal, says enemy aircraft the target

The Chinese state-run media has also been openly talking of war and of teaching India a "lesson" like the defeat of the 1962 war.

The fresh military drill by Chinese forces comes almost a week after the PLA conducted an exercise in central Tibet, almost 15,000 feet above the sea-level.

"China should be calm seeing India's rise".

Broadcasting the drill on CCTV was also likely created to keep the public happy, he said.

Ashok Malik, an analyst at Delhi's Observer Research Foundation, told The Guardian that China is continuing its attempts to hem India's influence in South Asia.

According to the report by CCTV, the brigade has always been stationed around the middle and lower reaches of the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Zangbo in Chinese) River which flows into India and Bangladesh and is responsible for frontline combat missions. Brahmaputra flows into India from Arunachal Pradesh border.

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"The PLA wanted to demonstrate it could easily overpower its Indian counterparts", it quoted Beijing-based military commentator Zhou Chenming as saying.

"India should not regard the existing situation as the same as or even similar to the previous two standoffs in 2013 and 2014 near Ladakh, a disputed area between China, Pakistan and India in southeastern Kashmir". India has advocated the principles since the 1950s along with China. "[By staging] a small-scale drill, China wants to control the problem and lower the risk of shots being fired", he said. The exercises included the quick deployment of different military units practicing joint attacks. Another video posted online showed the soldiers using anti-tank grenades, missiles against bunkers and howitzers for artillery coverage.

On July 10, Tibet's mobile communication agency conducted a drill in Tibet's capital Lhasa, where members of the agency practiced setting up a temporary mobile network to secure communications in an emergency. Earlier it was reported that the PLA has been focusing on drills involving usage of various modern weapon systems including a new light battle tank.

Qin Zhen, executive editor of Ordnance Knowledge magazine, said that the recent exercises have displayed the strong combat capability of the PLA's plateau units.

The Indian Army is ready for a long haul in holding onto its position in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan tri-junction, notwithstanding China ratcheting up rhetoric against India demanding pulling back of its troops.

It also alleged that the Indian troops had crossed the Sikkim section of the Indo- China border. Delhi points out that it had also warned China that the road was "a serious security concern" because it gives Beijing access to the Chicken's Neck - a thin wedge of land that links mainland India to the seven northeastern states. The rift escalated after Chinese Army's construction party attempted to build road near the area.


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