The special forces of the Chinese military have conducted drills in Tibet, including ground training for helicopter pilots, to test their skills in the high altitude region, state-run media reported today.
On June 29, an official media had reported that Chinese military units stationed in Tibet carried out a drill testing armament support capabilities as well as military civil integration in the Himalayan region bordering India.
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China covered 3,488 kms which included Arunachal Pradesh, claimed by China as part of southern Tibet.
"In this case, it's obvious who the target is, given the fact that training was conducted on the plateau in Tibet.
Military operations in Tibet are difficult because of its high elevation, low atmospheric pressure, thin air and relatively low temperature, he said.
Earlier, official media also reported about China setting up an unmanned automatic weather observation station in Tibet close to the border of Arunachal Pradesh to provide meteorological support for its fighter jets and missile launches.
The station's data can assist with aircraft take-off and landing and the launch of missiles, Chinese experts said.
Chinese military units in general had stepped exercises simulating real-time battle conditions after President Xi Jinping came to power in 2012.
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