The Type 15 was on show at an exhibition in Beijing last month and the defence ministry confirmed the deployment on Thursday. Photo: Handout

China’s new light tank for mountainous areas goes into service

  • Type 15 has better mobility than other PLA tanks and will strengthen combat readiness in sensitive regions such as Tibet and plateau border, analysts say
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The Type 15 was on show at an exhibition in Beijing last month and the defence ministry confirmed the deployment on Thursday. Photo: Handout
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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.