China’s president honours PLA battalion

Q.  Chinese president Xi Jingling has bestowed special honours on which PLA battalion posted in Tibet for safeguarding borders on 21st August 2016?
- Published on 22 Aug 16

a. Troop 77656
b. Troop 77657
c. Troop 77658
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Troop 77656
Chinese President Xi Jingping on 21st August bestowed special honours on a PLA battalion posted in Tibet close to AP for outstanding performance in safeguarding borders.
  • XI who heads the Central Military Commission an overall command authority of the PLA has signed orders to give honorary titles.
  • "Troop 77656 is now titled as a "model plateau battalion" for its outstanding performance+ in safeguarding borders, ensuring stability and helping disaster relief,” according to an official statement.
  • Close to six battalions are functioning under the Tibet Military Area Command.
  • The Line of Actual Control covers a border of 3488 km.
  • China says boundary despite is confined to 2000 km mainly in Arunachal Pradesh in eastern sector which it claims is part of the Southern Tibet.
  • India holds that the dispute covered the whole of LAC including Aksai Chin occupied by China during the 1962 war.
  • Both sides formed numerous mechanisms at levels of field commanders and HQ to defuse tensions arising out of aggressive patrolling of the disputed border
  • India and China have held 19 rounds of Special Representatives talks to resolve the border dispute.
  • Xi also honoured Submarine 372 whose crew saved it from a major disaster while on a patrol mission in 2014.

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