China appoints new army commander to head troops along Indian border

China appoints new army commander to head troops along Indian borderBeijing, September 07 (KMS): Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed Gen Wang Haijiang as the new Commander of the Peoples Liberation Army’s Western Theatre Command, which oversees the borders with India.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Xi, who also heads the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Central Military Commission (CMC), has promoted Wang and four other military officers to the rank of General, the highest rank for officers in active military service in China, the state-run website Chinamil reported.

The Central Military Commission (CMC) is the overall high command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).