“Model battalion”: Chinese President Xi “encourages” PLA troops on the Indian-Chinese border in Tibet

“Model battalion”: Chinese President Xi “encourages” PLA troops on the Indian-Chinese border in Tibet


Chinese President Xi Jinping has reportedly praised the efforts of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 77656 is stationed in the Tibet region while “encouraging” it to guard the country’s borders. The PLA unit is reportedly stationed on the Sino-Indian border along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has reportedly praised the efforts of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Unit 77656 is stationed in the Tibet region while “encouraging” it to guard the country’s borders. The PLA unit is reportedly stationed on the Sino-Indian border along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

China’s state-run Global Times quoted President Xis Letter in which it was said that troops “guarded the sacred territory of the motherland with youth and blood and have accomplished your mission brilliantly. Everyone has done a good job!”

The report says that the Chinese PLA unit 77656 was in the Xizang border region at the northern foot of the Himalayas.

The Global Times report claimed that Chinese battalion “is stationed at the highest level of any PLA battalion.”

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Unit 77656 was established in 1961. China’s newspaper said the battalion was taking action Border Guard Missions in the mountains at over 5,000 meters above sea level.

President Xi had reportedly named Unit 77656 as a “model battalion” in 2016, which defended “China’s borders on the plateau”. The Chinese President’s welcome came after the unit sent an update on its activities since 2016.

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India and China were involved in a 73-day stalemate in Doklam in 2017. In June last year, Indian and Chinese soldiers fought in a clash Galwan Valley resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers. China later said five of its troops also died in the clashes.

In 2016, Xi also reportedly had the Navy submarine 372 called it a “model submarine”.

Global Times said unit 77656 had “successfully completed” important tasks, including the Border control, Stability Maintenance and Earthquake Relief, and claims that it also covers the highest point of 6,900 meters above sea level.

(With contributions from agencies)

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