Eastern Theatre Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army held military exercises in the waters around Taiwan this month. Observers expect the PLA will draw on other theatre commands for support during future drills, and even rotate troops. Photo: Xinhua
Eastern Theatre Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army held military exercises in the waters around Taiwan this month. Observers expect the PLA will draw on other theatre commands for support during future drills, and even rotate troops. Photo: Xinhua

Taiwan drills: PLA sends in extra troops to back up Eastern Theatre Command

  • PLA brings in air force personnel and anti-submarine aircraft from neighbouring theatre commands for military exercises
  • Troops expected to be rotated through to work with Eastern Theatre Command for ‘Taiwan contingency’, analyst says

Eastern Theatre Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army held military exercises in the waters around Taiwan this month. Observers expect the PLA will draw on other theatre commands for support during future drills, and even rotate troops. Photo: Xinhua
Eastern Theatre Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army held military exercises in the waters around Taiwan this month. Observers expect the PLA will draw on other theatre commands for support during future drills, and even rotate troops. Photo: Xinhua
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