PLA Conducts Drills In Tibet Against Terrorism, Invasion

An unspecified number of People’s Liberation Army special forces, including helicopter pilots, descended on Tibet last week for exercises that included behind-enemy-lines infiltrations and reconnaissance missions at an elevation of 4,000 meters, the PLA Daily revealed.

“Pilots and special forces rappelled down to the ground from helicopters and conducted the mission together,” said the PLA mouthpiece, in a brief report devoid of further details.

But it was the nationalist military commentator Song Zhongping who blurted out in the Global Times that the drills were all about staving off India: the PLA’s OPFOR (opposing force) soldiers reportedly simulated an Indian sortie along the Tibetan border. Read More

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