Chinese military establishes new artillery school

The Chinese People`s Liberation Army has established a new artillery school to impart modern warfare techniques to its personnel.

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 21:13 PM IST

Beijing: The Chinese People`s Liberation Army (PLA) has established a new artillery school to impart modern warfare techniques to its personnel, the state media reported on Monday.
The new military school, the Nanjing Artillery Academy, merges a PLA artillery command academy in Hebei province with another artillery school in Nanjing, capital of east China`s Jiangsu province.

Both schools have trained more than 120,000 officers for the PLA`s artillery and air defence forces, the official news agency reported.

The new artillery academy will focus on training courses for both enlisted personnel and officers, and training on anti-tank missiles will also be introduced, said Major General Zhang Shude, superintendent of the academy.

The headquarters of the PLA`s Nanjing Artillery Academy is located at former site of the Kuomintang`s army artillery school, which was one of the most important military schools in China before 1949.

PTI