NEW DELHI – Amid a protracted standoff with India at the border in Sikkim, China’s army has conducted new drills in Tibet that included targeting ‘enemy’ aircraft and tanks, NDTV reported on Monday.
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The report, however, did not specify when and why the 11-hour exercise was held. The exercises were reported by state-run China Central Television (CCTV).
A video posted online showed soldiers using anti-tank grenades and missiles against bunkers and howitzers for artillery coverage. The video also showed radar units identifying enemy aircraft and soldiers using anti-aircraft artillery to destroy targets.
Earlier reports said the Chinese army recently tested a new light battle tank being manufactured by China.
According to Hindustan Times, the report is being seen as a message to the Indian government and military, as China claims large parts of Arunachal, India’s easternmost state, as southern Tibet.