Ranchi, Former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Munda was on Tuesday elected as president of the Jharkhand Archery Association.
He was elected unanimously at a meeting of the association in Jamshedpur. He replaces Sunil Bhaskar on Monday that the howitzer has a 52-calibre cannon with a range of over 50 kilometres and shoots laser-guided and satellite-guided projectiles.
Zhao Gancheng, Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, told the daily that the military investment in Tibet had been rising, but was primarily meant for defence and not to provoke conflict with neighbouring countries.
The PLA troops stationed in Tibet need to improve their combat capabilities in plateau areas and strengthen their willpower in extreme weather as they are primarily responsible for the border defence against terrorists and foreign invaders, he said.
Last week, a news report said a new generation much swifter lightweight battle tank, which could easily be deployed in Tibet in the event of a conflict with India, has been handed over to the PLA.
The Type 15 light tank, which has better mobility than other armoured vehicles, was displayed at an exhibition in Beijing last month on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of China’s reforms and opening up.