Xu Qiling is the new Western Theatre Command chief, overseeing border areas in the Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions since last month. Photo: WeiboXu Qiling is the new Western Theatre Command chief, overseeing border areas in the Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions since last month. Photo: Weibo
Xu Qiling is the new Western Theatre Command chief, overseeing border areas in the Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions since last month. Photo: Weibo

China puts rising star in command of forces in border face-off against India

  • New commander Xu Qiling is younger than his Western Theatre Command predecessor and has experience in four of the PLA’s five theatre commands
  • As tensions rise over border disputes, both countries build up troops, weapons and training
Topic |   China-India border dispute
Xu Qiling is the new Western Theatre Command chief, overseeing border areas in the Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions since last month. Photo: WeiboXu Qiling is the new Western Theatre Command chief, overseeing border areas in the Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions since last month. Photo: Weibo
Xu Qiling is the new Western Theatre Command chief, overseeing border areas in the Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions since last month. Photo: Weibo
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