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China names new commander for troops overseeing India border

Jun 05, 2020 18:34 IST

China has appointed a new Army commander for its Western Theatre Command ground forces responsible for the Sino-India border, ahead of the key talks between senior Indian and Chinese military officials on Saturday to end the border standoff. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theatre Command, on its official website, announced that Lieutenant General Xu Qiling has been appointed as the new commander for its ground forces. The Western Theatre Command of the PLA guards the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India.

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