Chinese President Xi Jinping has visited the Western Front, which covers the Xinjiang Weihu autonomous region, Xichang autonomous region, and the Indian border, and emphasized the need for combat readiness.
According to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency on Tuesday, Xi inspected air force institutions in the Western Front on the morning of Aug. 26 local time, ahead of the founding day of the People’s Liberation Army (founding day-Aug. 1).
“We must adhere to the required tasks, adapt to the special environment, and deepen preparations for military struggle,” Xi said, adding that “security must be ensured by vigilant daily air defense.”
“We must build combat power with new equipment capabilities and integrate them organically into the operational system,” he said, adding, “We must oversee the development of units such as aviation, surface-to-air, radar, and electronic warfare to lead the overall rise of operational capabilities.”
Xi also spoke about the need to improve the quality of training, not neglecting practical exercises, and the need to ideologically arm the military, Xinhua reported.
The Western Front covers six regions – Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Xichang and Chongqing – giving it the largest area of responsibility among the PLA’s five major formations.
It is considered strategically important because it includes Xinjiang and Tibet, 카지노사이트넷 where the “one China” issue is at stake, and is on the front line of the border dispute with India.