The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Saturday launched military drills on the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border, Tian Junli, the spokesperson for the Southern Theater Command of the PLA, has said.
“Under the annual exercise plan, the PLA Southern Theater Command has organized army units to conduct military exercises on the Chinese side of the China-Myanmar border starting from November 25,” Tian said in a statement.
The purpose of the drills is to test the army’s mobility, border control and firepower, the statement read.
The troops of the Southern Theater Command are always ready to defend state sovereignty, border stability and people’s security, Tian said. No information is provided on the duration and extent of the drills.