Beijing: A state media report said that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has authorized new, modern barracks for soldiers and to station heavy artillery close to the Sino-India border in the Ngari region of Tibet as part of its “preparations for war” and “concealment”.
Replacing the older facilities, the permanent barracks are constructed for PLA’s border troops in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). The new facility is as large as an altitude of nearly 15,000 feet.
Not much details have been shared by China Central Television (CCTV) about how long it took for the construction of the barracks or when was it started, though informed that many new construction techniques have been used to build the facilities.
It released few pictures of the new barrack, showing massive buildings for keeping ammunitions.
“While facilitating the daily life of officers and soldiers to the greatest extent, the new generation of barracks also highlights the concept of service and preparation for war”, the report said.
“…stairs and corridors in the dormitory area of officers and soldiers have been widened to facilitate the rapid assembly of personnel; the war preparation material warehouse and garages have been seamlessly connected to facilitate the rapid loading and dispatch of troops in emergency situations”.
“…in view of the high-cold and high-altitude environment of the plateau, the design and construction of the new generation of barracks focusses on heat preservation, energy saving and concealment”, it added further.