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Chinese Air Force holds night flying exercises in Tibet

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 23:33

Beijing: China’s Air Force has conducted high-altitude night flying exercises at Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet region that borders India.

Photographs of helicopters participating in the exercises at Lhasa airport, located about 500 km from the Indian border, were issued today by state-run Xinhua news agency.

The Chinese military regularly holds exercises for its troops in the Himalayan region to get them acclimatised to mountain warfare.

Last year, the People`s Liberation Army held its "first ground to air military exercise" in the Tibetan plateau. The wargame involved scores of fighter jets, hundreds of battle tanks and a large number of ground troops.


First Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 21:41
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