Drone Firm Honors 2 Employees for Aiding Chinese Troops during Galwan Conflict

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  • 05:52 PM, February 25, 2021
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Drone Firm Honors 2 Employees for Aiding Chinese Troops during Galwan Conflict
Alltech's KWT-XL5-15 Drone

A Chinese company whose droes are used by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in border defense missions honored two employees for aiding PLA soldiers in the conflict between Chinese and Indian troops in the Galwan Valley in June 2020.

“Zhao Bo and Shi Zhilong, two employees of the Shenzhen-based drone company Keweitai Enterprise Development Co, acted valiantly and supported the PLA troops in drone reconnaissance missions despite dangerous conditions and the harsh environment at an altitude of more than 5,000 meters in the Galwan Valley,” Global Times quoted a company statement as saying on Wednesday.

Zhao and Shi also helped the PLA medical teams in aiding the wounded and prepared meals for the troops when kitchen squads became shorthanded, the statement said, noting that Zhao suffered a fracture in his left foot and a sprain in his right hand, and Shi suffered from serious altitude sickness during the process.

According to Keweitai's public WeChat account, the company's multi-rotor drones are widely used by the PLA Xinjiang Military Command to monitor and control the border, and by the PLA troops in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region to transport supplies to isolated border defense outposts.

Drone Firm Honors 2 Employees for Aiding Chinese Troops during Galwan Conflict
A PLA patrol in Tibet
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