Oops, wrong wire! Chinese bomb disposal rookie undergoes training as huge fireball erupts behind him
- Dramatic images captured an intense training session for the Chinese military’s bomb disposal team
- The exercise aimed at improving servicemen’s ‘technical and tactical levels’, state media reported
- One of the images shows a young trainee holding an explosive device while standing near flames
- Chinese President Xi Jinping Xi last month ordered all of his soldiers to be ready for war ‘at all times’
Striking pictures have documented an intense training session for the Chinese military’s bomb disposal team.
Not for the faint-hearted, the gruelling drill on Thursday required participants to complete bomb-searching and bomb-defusing tasks under challenging conditions.
In one of the images, a courageous technician, donning a full-face helmet and protective clothing, appears to hold an explosive device while standing on a balance beam as a giant fireball erupts behind him.
Not for the faint-hearted: A Chinese soldier is seen undergoing training in front of a fire while standing on a balance beam
As careful as possible: Another picture shows a trainee cautiously carrying some parts during the drill in China on Thursday
Another trainee is photographed carrying a board with smoke-shrouded parts on top during the drill in the southern province of Guangxi.
The military exercise aimed to improve the ‘technical and tactical levels’ of the servicemen from the mobile detachment the People’s Armed Police of Guangxi, reported state newspaper People’s Daily.
All attendees were the troop’s bomb disposal specialists, the report said.
According to Xinhua, China’s armed police force is part of the nation’s official armed forces and run by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Central Military Commission.
Mission possible: The military exercise reportedly aimed to improve the ‘technical and tactical levels’ of the servicemen
Tough tasks: The training comprised bomb-searching and bomb-defusing tasks for the troop’s bomb disposal specialists
The news comes after the Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered his soldiers to step up training and be ready for war ‘at all times’ last month.
The leader urged members of the Chinese People’s Liberation of Army, the world’s largest army, ‘not to fear death’ in a mobilisation order signed by him on January 4.
The country’s two million or so soldiers ‘jumped into action’ upon receiving their leader’s instruction to get themselves prepared for combat, reported China’s state media.
Dramatic: The news comes after the Chinese President Xi ordered his soldiers to be ready for war ‘at all times’ last month