China Holds Live Fire Drills in Tibet to Practice Invading India | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

China Holds Live Fire Drills in Tibet to Practice Invading India

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army simulated battle conditions with live rounds in Tibet over the weekend, as Indian and Chinese forces remain at a standoff over the disputed area of Sikkim.
Some 4,000 to 7,000 troops armed with shoulder-launched assault weapons and light arms were filmed striking an “enemy position,” the South China Morning Post reported on Monday. Soldiers practiced mobilizing around a battlefield, coordinating digital attacks and engaging hypothetical enemies on a 5,000 meter plateau, the Post added.

The drills "covering a dozen elements was testimony to the PLA’s combined strike capability," a narrator said on CCTV in China.

Beijing and New Dehli have both accused each other of intrusion in Sikkim, which is roughly where Bhutan, India and Tibet meet. Troops have confronted each other in the area several times since June 16. Bhutan claims that China intruded on Bhutanese soil when it began construction on a new road, a claim India supports, while Beijing argues that it was building on its own territory.

In China’s view the contested area is part of its Donglang region. India calls the land Doka La; Bhutan recognizes and claims the area as Dokalam.

Beijing hoped to show "it could easily overpower its Indian counterparts," analyst Zhou Chenming told the SCMP. The point of projecting power in such a fashion, Zhou says, is to reduce the chances that a larger conflict erupts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, a word please; you have the power to ratchet tensions down a bit, through negotiations here, rather than this show of force.

I would like to politely remind you that India is also a nuclear armed country; this exercise may well have more Indian nuclear weapons aimed in your direction, not something I would imagine either you, or your military, would like to see happen.

As you are well aware, China and India share over 2,000 miles of border; negotiation, rather than confrontation here, with both India and Bhutan, would be a far better way to go right now in resolving this conflict.