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Some 🇮🇳 friends want to talk about this——the Battle of Rezang La.
What is it described in PLA's war history document?
Then this thread is about it——
"Rezang La Battle" in PLA's war history document
Short thread+ ImageImage
Mainly based on #PLA official war history:
—"History of Self-Defense Counterattack in China-India Border" + ImageImageImage
First, there is no such title as "Rezang La Battle" in PLA's war history documents, bcoz the battle at pass of RezangLa is a part "Pangong lok Sweeping Operation" which PLA carried out in Pangong lok area in Nov 1962.+ Image
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🇮🇳Jawans in #PLA veterans's eyes.
Some excerpts from the memories of PLA veterans in #1962war— a long thread.
Section 1. Prewar
1. “Many of them like to keep beards & look more mature than their age, but sometimes they act as naive as 7-year old children.”+ Image
"10 of us patrolled, when passing 🇮🇳 post for 50m, 5 🇮🇳 jawans on opposite suddenly launched a battle form, guns pointed at us, with serious & fierce expressions"
"When we turned to leave, they began to whistle &throw stones at us defiantly & cheer wildly, as if had won a battle" Image
"🇮🇳 soldiers look down upon us, in confrontation at Zerao bridge, their bayonets so close & touched my eyelashes"
"They thought we dare not fight back. In fact, the patience of our comrades at that time had reached the limit, but we could not disobey orders, No shoot-first" Image
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𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 & 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧'𝐬 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 ‘𝙂𝙇𝙊𝘽𝘼𝙇 𝘽𝙐𝘿𝘿𝙃𝙄𝙎𝙏 𝙎𝙐𝙈𝙈𝙄𝙏 (𝙂𝘽𝙎)’, 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐡𝐢 𝐈𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤

𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 . . .
For Information: @IbcWorldOrg Image
1. 𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝘽𝙎
GBS is a big lash on #China. #CCP has demolished several Buddhist sites and as its core communist policy, has no space for religion. GBS reminds the Buddhist countries that #India is their only 2nd home from where #Buddhism went to world. ImageImage
2. 𝙄𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝘼𝙨𝙞𝙖?
Top #Buddhist countries in the world include #Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, #Bhutan, #SriLanka, Myanmar & Vietnam. With religious & historical attachments, #India is knocking on all the fronts of Atheist #China Image
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1) #US Intel Helped #India Rout #China in 2022 Border Clash

US gave real-time intel of Chinese positions, force strength in advance of a #PLA incursion

This caught the PLA off-guard, enraged Beijing, forced them to reconsider its approach to border grabs…
2) It made a difference.

The subsequent clash on Dec. 9 involving hundreds of troops wielding spiked clubs and Tasers did not result in any deaths as previous encounters have, rather it was limited to a dozen or so injuries and – most conspicuously – a Chinese retreat.
3) “They were waiting. And that’s because the U.S. had given India everything to be fully prepared for this,” the source says. “It demonstrates a test case of the success of how the two militaries are now cooperating and sharing intelligence.”
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Chinese views of India are very complicated – but generally based on a sense of superiority and self-confidence.…
"India is the favorite of the West, while China has become the target of the West...They argued that one reason for India’s popularity is that the country is not strong enough to pose a threat to Western...if India one day becomes the world’s second largest economy
and its military strength continues to develop, then the United States will be sure to suppress India – as it is now doing to China."

"Many Chinese people are aware of the outrageous rape statistics in India, and also that some Indians used cow urine to treat COVID-19."
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#China's spy balloon - "This was a surveillance balloon is equipment that is inconsistent w/weather balloons" per @ASD_IndoPacific Ely Ratner, speaking at @HudsonInstitute

We "have not heard a plausible explanation for this activity" from the PRC, he adds
US deterrence vs #NorthKorea "is to deter agression & deter conflict" per @ASD_IndoPacific

"It's not to deter Kim Jong Un from killing a bunch of fish with his missiles"
"We're focused on readiness. We're focused on deterrence. We're focused on ensuring that Kim Jong Un doesn't take risks that go way beyond his capacity" per @ASD_IndoPacific

re #DPRK
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🇮🇷🇨🇳⚡️Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has started a historic visit to China, which includes discussions on the transition to the yuan, the China-Iran-Russia transport corridor, and Afghanistan.
#china #iran #afghanistan #russia #yuan #trade #brica #pla #eurasia Image
The visit includes the signing of a 25-year agreement on economic cooperation between the two countries, which likely implies a wider presence of the People's Liberation Army in Iran and in the Persian Gulf, …
… the use of the yuan in trade, and the withdrawal of trade between the two countries into a zone not controlled by the US.
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1. More evidence of the producer of #ChineseSpyBalloon
Recruitment notice of #ChinaZhuzhouRubberResearchDesignInstitute says it is a state-owned company, it develops & produces military products, it's a designated research & production enterprise of
2. China Meteorological Administration and the Military Equipment Development Department of the Battlefield Environment Protection Bureau of #PLA, a key institute of China's National Torch Plan key high-tech enterprise (a famous military project),
3. and Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Materials and Technology for Proximity Balloons, etc.
This recruitment notice was posted on the website of Hainan University at…
For more info and evidence:…
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Explosive discovery!
Producer of #ChineseSpyBalloon, China Zhuzhou Rubber Research & Design Institute (中国化工株洲橡胶研究设计院有限公司), is a government-owned military research institute with weapon production licenses.
Full report & evidence:…
Its military supporting products were used in "#Shenzhou V" spacecraft, & have won #PLA's commendation. It's a designated research institution for the weather balloons of all military branches of the PLA, & the only professional research institute in the latex industry in #China
The file with the government stamps on it is the establishment unit & staff information table of China Zhuzhou Rubber Research & Design Institute, downloaded from the government website at…
If it is deleted, here is the backup one:…
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1. #China has been involved in illegal fishing in #EEZ of over 80 countries with over 10 million hrs of fishing.

This is a mega report and tweet thread on #Chinese illegal fishing in world's oceans and its impacts.

Read/download the complete report:…
2. The #Chinese fleet is often found guilty of #overfishing,
killing protected species,
falsifying licenses and docs,
seizing territories &
producing tons of sea #waste.

Read/download the complete report:…

3. IUU: #China has been consistently ranked num. 1 on various parameters of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) rankings.

According to the IUU rankings report 2021, over 60% of its vessels are involved in IUU fishing worldwide.

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Today #PLA released a short video about a Coastal Defense unit (MUCD 92768) that @JosephWen___ already covered in a post (). This thread will cover a "new" YJ-62 deployment site from that video and another new YJ-12B deployment site in the same region.
@JosephWen___ The new YJ-62 site was first shown in videos related to PLAN Coastal Defense unit's training during the 2022 summer Taiwan crisis. After much silence, in a new year video of PLAN, the site was shown once again from a better angle. Today video also covered this site.
@JosephWen___ The site originally was created between 2005 and 2009 and consisted of 4 launch and an additional, longer support pads (of concrete). Next to the pads there are 1 compounds and 1 field(vary in purpose) that confirmedly, and another smaller building that likely belongs to PLAN.
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1.The buildup of the 9th December at #ThangLa started around last week of November 2022 when the frequency of face-offs in the sector spiked suddenly.

Battalion Commanders alarmed by the sudden increase in sightings of #PLA patrols in their AOR quietly reinforced their flanks.
2. Alert troops at posts overlooking known PLA ingress positions with HHTI (Hand Held Thermal Imagers) reported large body of PLA troops forming up using the fog as cover.

SITREP at 6am on 9th December 2022 was sent to Brigade HQ and QRTs placed strategically were mobilized.
3. The PLA which had conducted a detailed headcount of the number of troops at Thang La was confident that they would be able to overwhelm the the 50 odd troops with a 6:1 superiority.Unknown to them IA QRTs which had moved in from the rear echelons were already in position.
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Indian army personnel sustained multiple Injuries at the #Tawang faceoff but also ensured a higher number of injuries on the Chinese side. The incident is supposed to have happened on December 9th.

#ArunachalPradesh #India #China #PLA
Both sides disengaged soon after the face-off. There are unconfirmed reports of the Indian Army capturing 10 #PLA soldiers soon after the incident and later releasing them. No official version of the same so we can choose not to focus on the same for now.

#India #China #Tawang
#Tawang was always going to be a flash point between #India and #China considering China's claims inside Bhutan and at #ArunachalPradesh.

Image : @detresfa_ Image
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ORBAT on PLAMC Brigade and its evolution pre/post-2017 reform
#PLA #China #PLAMC #Marines #Taiwan Image
1.In 2017, the PLA launched a wave of expansion and reform for its Marine Corps. The aim is to transform the PLAMC into an all-domain operation capable force able to deploy on short notice and maintain a high level of readiness Image
2.The reforms are not made with only the Taiwan invasion scenario in mind but also China’s overseas interest. The PLAMC would play a dual role of securing China’s national interests abroad and assisting the PLAA’s amphibious forces in a cross-strait invasion Image
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ORBAT of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Air Brigades. A 🧵
#PLAAF #PLA #ArmyAviation #China #Military #militaryhistory #fighteraircraft
1. The PLAAF reformed the command structure of its air formations in the late 2000s/early 2010s. It moved from a division-based to a brigade-based formation, essentially reducing the weight of the command structure by deleting one command level
2. In effect, the command structure changed from having a 7-tier (PLAAF HQ –MRAF HQ – command post – air division – air regiment – flight group – flight squadron) to a 6-tiered one (PLAAF HQ – Military Region Air Force HQ – Base – air brigade – flight group – flight squadron)
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Exclusive: Several French pilots have been working as instructor in #China to train #PLA air force, two former military sources confirmed me. I interviewed a French Navy pilot who was approached to train China aircraft carrier pilots @Le_Figaro A thread.…
"I was truly tempted" told me the man in his 40, who used to take off from the French Aircraft carrier #CharlesdeGaulle and was offered 20 000 euros monthly salary through South African agency TFASA who has also hired numerous former #RAF pilots as revealed by @haynesdeborah
"They are specifically looking for pilots who have experience flying from aircraft carrier" as the PLA is ramping up this new capability. The French Navy pilots are a coveted target as France is only nation to have aircraft carrier using catapult alongside US and China.
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Shocking speech made by a so-called Democracy Activist on American soil, inciting the Republic of China Army to revolt and destroy the Democratic Progressive Party in #Taiwan, and work with #CCP's #PLA to "unify" #Taiwan.
Don't underestimate it. It could well be the CCP's plan.
What shocked me more is, 5 members, including Wang Shujun, Feng He, Jie Ji, Ming Li, and Keqing Lu, of "Hu Yaobang & Zhao Ziyang Memorial Foundation" have been identified by @FBI as #CCP spies, how come this foundation can still host such kind of seminar in New York?
News release from US Department of Justice:
U.S. Citizen and Four Chinese Intelligence Officers Charged with Spying on Prominent Dissidents, Human Rights Leaders and Pro-Democracy Activists…
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🇨🇳 #CCP #PLA #Beijing #XiJinping ÇİN'DE DARBE!
🇨🇳 Pekin efsaneyi şok 😁 etti. General Panag Co. 😁vee ilerleyen saatlerde Xi'nin birkaç yüz Jiang Zemin destekçisini hapse attırdığı haberini 😁 alacağız. Shanghai çetesi böylece galip gelmeye çalışacak.+
🇨🇳Yolsuzluğa karışan hükümet yetkililerinin temizlenmesi ve buna bağlı olan ekosistem düşünüldüğünde uzun zamandır ✍️ bekletiliyordu.
🇨🇳Xi, bu ayın 14'ünde Orta Asya'yı ziyaret etti ve Hu ve Wen, eski Daimi Komite üyesi Song Ping'i başarılı bir şekilde ikna etti ve o gece +
Merkez Muhafız Bürosu'nun kontrolünü ele geçirdi. Jiang Zeng ve Pekin'deki Merkez Komite üyelerine tek bir satırda bilgi verildi. Asıl Daimi Komite üyelerinin bir el kaldırmasıyla askeri güç tamamlandı. Havaalanı kontrol ediliyor. Şu anda Zhongnanhai'nin evinde 😁 tutuluyor. +
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Xi Jinping likely removed from Chairman of the Military Commission's post under the shadow of a Military coup.

Xi is rumored to have undergone a military coup. #PLA special forces gathered at Shenyang Military airport under the orders of Li
Qiaoming. Image
Xi was absent in the seminar on National Defence and Military Reform held in #Beijing on September 21 after he made a hasty return from SCO meeting. Image
His absence has only two explanations. Either the physical condition is extremely bad, or he is no longer in the leadership position of the chairman of the #China Military Commission.
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#PLA military vehicles heading to #Beijing on Sep 22. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing & ending in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, entire procession as long as 80 KM. Meanwhile, rumor has it that #XiJinping was under arrest after #CCP seniors removed him as head of PLA
I will talk about the astonishing rumor tonight at…. Sub to watch!
80 kilometers long.
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@ajaishukla @narendramodi Thread:
Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had floated a conspiracy theory about the #Pulwama attacks, claiming that ‘Pakistan Army & ISI carried out the attack to get Modi re-elected’ as Modi in power. Shukla claimed that, Pulwama being an ‘inside job’ by PM Narendra Modi.(1/10)
@ajaishukla @narendramodi Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had made bizarre statements that the Indian Air Force “diluted” the specifications for trainer aircraft perhaps to favour a particular vendor, #Pilatus. (2/10)
@ajaishukla @narendramodi Col. Ajai Shukla (retd), had been complicit in spreading fake news that Gen. (retd) V. K. Singh touched Amit Shah’s feet.(3/10)
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1) Chang: #China Is Preparing To Go To War

Absolutely correct! Quiet preparations for imminent war have been ongoing for a few months.

The audio leak of a top-secret meeting of the #PLA in May had clearly revealed that China plans to attack #Taiwan soon.…
2) Explosive audio leak details #China’s plan to invade #Taiwan

The meeting steered by the hybrid leadership of the Guangdong Military Region reveals that during the operation against Taiwan, China will have to safeguard the Pearl River Delta area.…
3) If #China does indeed attack #Taiwan soon, October is the likely time since the Taiwan Strait waters will be calm, facilitating amphibious operations.

The drills around Taiwan allowed China to build up forces in Fujian, which is part of what's needed before an invasion.
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What is #China’s military strategy for Taiwan? What problems are the #PLA still facing? What can #Taiwan do?
Just as another CODEL visits Taipei, @ndu_press releases “Crossing the Strait: China’s Military Prepares for War with Taiwan”
Short thread (1/16)…
The book is the latest product of an annual conference on the PLA sponsored by @RANDCorporation, @NDU_EDU, and Taiwan’s Council on Advanced Policy Studies. Contributors are top PLA scholars from the U.S, Taiwan, and Europe (2/16)
Overall, contributors saw an increasingly dangerous situation in the strait – as we’ve all observed since Speaker Pelosi’s visit – but also lingering PLA weaknesses and options for improving Taiwan’s defenses. (3/16)
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For the 7th day, the #PLA's Eastern Theater Command said they are continuing the military exercise around #Taiwan, with its airforce dispatching different types of fighter jets to participate in a coordinated exercise between #China's airforce and…
It's important to note that #China originally said its military exercise would end on August 7, but with the exercise being extended three more days, it feels like they are hoping to form an impression in the region that exercises of such proximity could become a new normal.
According to @Reuters, About 20 Chinese navy and Taiwan navy ships continued to stay close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait as of Wednesday (Aug 10) morning.…
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