PLA to strengthen combat readiness

Updated: 2013-01-14 19:41


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The General Staff Headquarters of the People's Liberation Army has pledged to stage more military drills that simulate real combat, urging commanders and soldiers to strengthen their readiness for possible war, the PLA Daily reported on Monday.

In a directive on military training in 2013, the headquarters said the PLA is determined to improve its combat capability by holding more military exercises to mock real situations on the battlefield, according to the report.

All servicemen and servicewomen should always bear in mind the awareness of war and the sense of crisis, the directive said.

The headquarters also underlined the importance of information technologies in the drills, saying the PLA encourages innovation for its tactics and operations.