Reported by Sutirtho Patranobis and edited by Amit Chanda for The Hindustan Times
President Xi Jinping has paid glowing tributes to a border battalion of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) deployed in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), which shares a long and disputed boundary with India.
Responding to a letter from the battalion on the work they have done in the past five years, Xi Jinping said that the soldiers have done a great job and encouraged them to do more for the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the people.
The battalion located above 4,000m, state media reported, is under the Xizang or the Tibet Military Command, which falls under the jurisdiction of the PLA’s vast Western Theatre Command, which is responsible for the entire Sino-India disputed border.
The tribute to PLA border troops comes in the background of the ongoing Sino-India military face-off in eastern Ladakh.
The brief write-up on Xi Jinping’s letter that appeared in official Chinese media did not specify where the battalion was deployed but only said it is considered a “model” battalion.
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