Chinese President asks People’s Liberation Army to be Ready for a Regiona War

After returning from India, Chinese president Xi Jinping demanded People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops to "improve their combat readiness and sharpen their ability to win a regional war in the age of information technology.”
According to reports, Jinping, who is also the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said, "Headquarters of all People’s Liberation Army (PLA) forces should improve their combat readiness and sharpen their ability to win a regional war in the age of information technology.”
He asked PLA to make sure that all decisions from the central leadership are strictly followed. “Headquarters of PLA forces must have absolute loyalty and firm faith in the Communist Party of China, guarantee a smooth chain of command and make sure all decisions from the central leadership are fully implemented,” said Jinping.
The promotions were ordered after Jinping summoned 15 top generals to Beijing on Sunday and spoke to them in the presence of PLA chief Fang Fenghui’s. Xi has also asked the military commanders to "have a better understanding of international and domestic security situations."
Jinping’s assertions come in the midst of a standoff between the PLA and Indian troops in Chumar area in Ladakh region along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). With the PLA pitching seven tents well within the Indian territory and showing no signs of withdrawing from the territory, the standoff took a new turn yesterday.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunyin insisted on Monday that there was no need to have unnecessary suspicion over the border issue, while pointing out that President XI and Prime Minister Modi have reached an important consensus on politically resolving the border issue through friendly mechanism.
The 61-year-old Xi-Jinping is considered to be the China’s most powerful leader after Deng Xiaoping, who succeeded Mao, as he headed the Presidency, the CPC and the military from day one of coming to power unlike his predecessor Hu Jintao.
In a statement, PLA chief, General Fang Fenghui, said, the forces should update their operations to meet new goals and missions set by the CMC.
[category-Nation] [tags-Xi-Jinping, Narendra Modi, PLA, Chumar, Regional war]

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