– State-of-Art Fortress: Chinese Army Prepared for All Eventualities in Africa:
While constructing its first overseas military base in Djibouti, Beijing took into account the experience of Iraqi and Syrian military operations, creating a “fortress” with the sophisticated infrastructure capable of surviving a long siege, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin told Sputnik.
Beijing is strengthening its military in Djibouti, indicating that it is going to stay there long-term, Vasily Kashin, a military expert and senior research fellow at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Sputnik China, commenting on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fire drills held less than two months after inaugurating its first overseas base in the region.
The expert called attention to the fact that China’s new military facilities in the small African state resemble a “fortress.”
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