Chinese army PLA Tibet Military Command holds large-scale joint drills

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command recently organized large-scale joint exercises in a snowy plateau region, in which the troops operated some of the PLA's latest weapons and equipment and practiced multidimensional tactics with the goal of target elimination. Liu Xuanzun reports in Global Times.
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Tank live-fires took place, like this one performed by a Type 15 light tank attached to a combined arms regiment under the PLA Nanjiang Military Command in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. (Picture source: Yayun)

Held at an elevation of about 4,500 meters, the Snowfield Duty-2021 exercise featured more than 10 brigades and regiments affiliated with the PLA Tibet Military Command and set the theme of joint, multidimensional combat in plateau and mountainous regions, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday, 25 August.

The exercise comprehensively explored the combat performance of all the units and all the weapons and equipment, as they further enhance combat capabilities of joint operations, precision strikes, high-efficiency damage and comprehensive logistics support in high-altitude regions, CCTV said.

The exercise was notable for the number of troops involved, the wide variety of tactics and combat elements as well as the deployment of advanced weaponry like the Type 15 light tanks, a Chinese military expert who requested anonymity told the Global Times on Wednesday, 25 August.