A foreign military attaché is asking a question after listening
to the introduction of the "Snow Leopard Commando"
The Military Attachés Corps to China, consisting of 59 Military
Attachés from 42 countries this time, visited the "Snow Leopard Commando" of the
Armed Police Beijing Contingent on November 12, 2007. Prior to this, the "Snow
Leopard Commando" has successively hosted military delegations from 20-odd
countries on either visit or inspection.
The selection qualifications, routine training and task execution of this
special force turned out to be matters of great interest to these Military
Attachés. When informed that the "Snow Leopard Commando" once assigned guard
groups to the Chinese Embassies in Iraq and Afghanistan for protecting the
safety of the Chinese diplomatic personnel and keeping the normal run of
diplomatic activities, the British Attaché Brigadier Rudi Wertheim said, "That
is real loyalty."
The dazzling performance presented by these commandoes in machine gun
firing, automatic rifle alternate shooting, sniper's rifle applied firing,
short-range accurate pistol firing, capturing the enemy, high rise climbing,
handling of hijacked vehicle, and what not, drew warm applause from time to time
from the military Attachés.
These Military Attachés were also given the chance of touching, examining
and even trying the various equipment used by the "Snow Leopard Commando", such
as the steel helmet, bulletproof jacket, rifle and periscope. On their part,
each of them picked up the equipment they were interested in and even toyed with
The Italian Attaché Brigadier Stefano Castanetto noted that the visit
allowed them to know more about China's Armed Police Force, the special force in
particular, which would contribute to the exchange and cooperation between
various countries with China in terms of anti-terrorism and the related fields,
and would play a positive role to the joint efforts of cracking down on
terrorism and maintaining regional stability and world peace.
(Source: PLA Daily)