China’s military training in Tibet Warning to India: Experts


According to two former officials, the Chinese administration’s recent military show in Tibet was an attempt to intimidate neighboring India amid heightened tensions. But they said New Delhi was convinced it was a formidable enemy to Beijing.

At the end of August, a large-scale joint exercise was conducted by the PLA’s Tibetan Military Command (TMC). At least 10 brigades and regiments from the PLA participated in exercises near India’s northeastern border. The exercise was similar to last month’s Navy and Air Force assault training conducted by the PLA near the south coast of Taiwan.

This week, leaders Xi Jinping of China, was promoted to Hiroshiumie a senior officer of the People’s Liberation Army generals and western theater commander General Manager. He is currently responsible for overseeing the conflicting border between India and China.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) appears to be taking a strict stance on India in preparing for the possibility of a future confrontation with South Asian countries in conducting these trainings near the border with India. General JS Bajuwa told the Epoch Times.

Given that the training exercises were conducted in the highlands of Tibet about 14,700 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level, former Indian Army staff, Eastern Command, and General of the Infantry said that this brought cold weather and PLA’s army, equipment, And the advanced training required to test the performance of munitions.

Mr Bajwa said the Chinese Communist Party is unlikely to permanently occupy territories outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, but suggested that the administration is only trying to support what appears to be a formidable force.

Many years of controversy

The threat posed by the PLA in neighboring Tibet had nothing to do with Bajuwa, who said the border conflict with China was not new. Skirmishes along the conflict border in 2020 were particularly fierce, with the first deaths since 1975.

Tensions between Beijing and New Delhi remain high, and Mr Bajuwa said it would be difficult to ease the ongoing border conflict with the Chinese administration, and both sides are diplomatic to resolve the dispute. Pointed out that no progress has been made in.

“We will continue to deploy the necessary military force at certain times near the region,” India said. [and be] We can respond immediately. “

“India will appear to oppose any invasion by the Chinese Communist Party,” said retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Maginnis. [CCP] Showing some skill to the Himalayas in the exercises suggests that they also have no intention of retreating. “

Given the long-term nature of border conflicts, Maginis believes that many conflicts, some of which are fatal, will continue to occur.

“People in New Delhi need to be very worried about the intentions of those in Beijing,” Maginis told The Epoch Times. Despite the Chinese threat, he said Indian troops proved to be fully equipped with the materials and weapons needed to engage TMC, if necessary.

CCP pushes from every side

But India needs to deal with more than just the CCP’s military threat.

Maginis pointed out a bigger problem. “The entire region around the Indian subcontinent has been avoided by relations with China.” These include places such as Afghanistan, Burma (also known as Myanmar), Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he said.

For example, in Sri Lanka, Chinese companies are increasingly occupying, he said. China’s projects were once confined to southern Sri Lanka, but China has established its presence in the northern part of the country with many infrastructure projects.

For Maginis, the economic and military threats of the Chinese administration cannot be separated.

“The Chinese Communist Party has every intention to control the region by all means possible,” he said.

Maginisu Mr. Xi Jinping said to have hegemonic ambitions “for the whole world not only the Asian region”. He said such plans were evidenced by the military invasion of the CCP in Beijing’s illegally claimed region of the South China Sea and threats to other claimants such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. rice field.

“By 2049, 100NS Anniversary of the Communist regime in Beijing, [the CCP] I want to be the best dog in the world, both economically and militarily. “

Prior to the US Senate Military Commission in June 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stated that China’s stated intention was “to complete the modernization of its army by 2035 and by 2049” a world-class army. “To defend.”

According to Maginis, as part of CCP’s grand strategy, the administration will continue to make every effort to suffocate countries like India. However, the move targeting India may not be successful. “Xi Jinping is in New Delhi There are local neighbors, there is a ready to fight back.”

Meanwhile, India is likely to be strengthened by warming relations with the United States, Maginis said. Last year, New Delhi deepened its involvement with Washington as the conflict with the Chinese Communist Party intensified. However, in the light of the recent withdrawal of the United States and the collapse of the Afghan government, Maginis has expressed concern about US commitment in the region.

“How far will the United States go to support its allies?” He said.

JM Phelps

JM Phelps

Freelance reporter

JM Phelps is a writer and researcher of both Islamist and Chinese threats.