Be War-Ready PLA Troops, Says China President

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China President
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With the continuing border dispute with China and India in the eastern region of Ladakh, Xi Jinping, the Chinese President has given orders to the People’s Liberation Army soldiers to be ready in case of any war-like situation. Jinping on his visit to the military base instructed Chinese soldiers to prepare and plan for war and divert all their energies towards it. He has also asked the PLA troop to be high on alert around the border. 

Jinping asked PLA troop to be on high alert

On Tuesday, Xi Jinping, the Chinese President had made a visit to the military base in the province of Guangdong. He emphasised to prepare for war and asked the PLA troop to put their mind and all energy in the same direction. He also mentioned being high on alert during his inspection of the PLA Marine Corps in the city Chaozhou. 

The main reason for the Chinese President’s visit was to deliver a speech in Chaozhou City for the 40th anniversary of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. It has a significant benefaction in shaping China’s economy to the second-largest economy in the world.

China-India Endured Corps Commander level discussions 

Usually, the Chinese President’s PLA visit comes when there is tension with the United States. Both the neighbouring countries have deployed their military forces on the border. There have been seven rounds of Corps Commander level discussions so far. The last one was held on Monday, which went up to 12 hours.

As per an Indian military official, PLA officials showed a positive sign to resolve the tension and are willing to negotiate, but it still remains unclear and has not reached a conclusion.  India states it is up to China to take forward the removal of troops from the disputed points in the mountain region.