President Xi calls for digitalisation of Chinese Army

Beijing [China]: Chinese President Xi Jinping, the chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, has issued instructions on military training to improve combat readiness.

According to Xinhua news agency, President Xi visited the People’s Liberation Army(PLA) Central Theatre Command in Baoding in China’s Hebei province.

During his inspection-related visit, President Xi ordered the creation of an elite combat force through real combat training and digitalisation.

“Commanders and personnel should firmly implement the decisions and instructions by the CPC Central Committee and the CMC with a fighting spirit of fearing neither hardship nor death,” Xi said.

He added, “They should also train hard in a scientific way, be brave to overcome difficulties and surpass opponents, and create an elite and powerful force that is always ready for the fight, capable of combat and sure to win in order to fulfill the tasks bestowed by the Party and the people in the new era.”

The state-run Global Times quoted retired Major General Xu Guangyu, as saying, ” This is the first time since the founding of the country that instructions on military training have been directly issued by the chairman of the CMC, and it shoes that improving combat rediness is now a strategic mission for the Chinese military.”

President Xi reviewed assembly of soldiers on the site and training of various troops via televised devices, after the meeting. (ANI)