Xi Jinping promotes PLA commander amid India-China tension, is responsible for monitoring LAC, Xi Jinping promotes PLA commander overseeing India border amid tension at LAC
Xi Jinping promoted PLA commander amid India-China tensions  |  Photo Credits: AP, File Image
- There is a situation of tension between India and China on the LAC in eastern Ladakh for the last one year.
- Meanwhile, Xi Jinping has promoted the commander who looks after the border with India.
- Xu Qiling was appointed head of the Western Theater Command in June last year.
Beijing : Amid the standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, Chinese President Xi Jinping has promoted the commander who oversees the border with India to the rank of general. This is a promotion to the highest rank of any commander in active service in China. Xi Jinping has also promoted two other officials and presented them with their signed certificates.
Xi Jinping has promoted Xu Qiling, the commander of the Western Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which guards the border with India, to the rank of general. He has taken this step at a time when there is a standoff on the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. 58-year-old Xu has been promoted to the rank of general, the highest rank for officers in China’s military service.
Shu was appointed in June last year
Xi Jinping is also the chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) and has also promoted two other officers to the rank of general. According to China’s official news agency Xinhua, the officials who have been promoted by Chinese President Xi Jinping also presented certificates to them at an event organized by the CMC on Monday, which is their signature.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has been promoted to general by Chinese President Xi Jinping, has been told that he was appointed as the head of the Western Theater Command in June last year. Xu was also promoted by Jinping in 2012, when he became the President of China. Xu was then one of the few young Chinese military officers promoted by Jinping.
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