The Global Times, China’s state-run news agency, has been regularly posting videos of Chinese troops testing weaponry and training troops, flaunting the country’s might.
The news outlet Tweeted that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has received new long-range assault rifles QBU-191 with magnification scope, that will give the army an edge to hit the enemy at distance with precision.
PLA Tibet Military Command has received new assault rifles with variable magnification scope, which can increase soldiers' individual combat capability by raising long-distance hit precision and other aspects, observers said. https://t.co/d6fUz5n80I pic.twitter.com/690hGaegCI— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) October 19, 2020
Twitter users also took potshots at Chinese goods which are said to be a byword for being cheap and short lived.
You provide PLA cold proof quilts and dresses. You provided them assault rifles. You can provide silly firecrackers. But you can't provide them courage to fight ruthless India Army who shows no mercy on enemies.😉😎— DeepakR 🚩 (@deepras20) October 20, 2020
Guns don't fight..its bravehearts behind them who fight! All the best PLA cartoons! We guarantee you that our soldiers would give you peaceful last journey.— HrishiC (@hrishi4778) October 19, 2020
Others took a dig at recent reports of the Indian army capturing a Chinese soldier after he entered in the country's territory in Ladakh.
First go receive your lost soilder from ladakh, India where he was weak without food from many days— Razer (@Roazer215) October 19, 2020
It seems that these are very new to them and never seen these.😂— Aditya Anupam😊आदित्य अनुपम (@AdityaAnupam7) October 19, 2020
Amid India's longest-ever border standoff with China, the military of the two countries are rushing to provide winter gears and weaponry to thousands of troops in the high-altitude region Ladakh amid freezing conditions.