China`s first female commando team conducts parachuting drill

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 20:15

Beijing: China`s first 15-member female commando team successfully completed a parachuting drill on Tuesday, according to the People`s Liberation Army (PLA).

The drill was the first to be conducted by the PLA Field Army, following drills conducted by the "Aug 1 Aerobatic Team" and the Parachute Corps of the PLA Air Force in north China.

A special female commando company was established on March 30 by a brigade with the 38th Group Army under the PLA`s Beijing Military Area Command.

The commandos are physically qualified and highly skilled, according to Yang Hongkai, head of the company, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

First Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 20:15

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