Chinas infantery - Page 2




 
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March 4th, 2005  
ironface
 
welcome to china! china got too many people ,so they need more
police
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Originally Posted by Cabal
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One may also include the Peoples' Armed Police (PAP), which is considered an adjunt to the PLA. They are unlike conventional police forces and can be used as infantry units.
The reduction of the earlier 118 infantry divisions to 90 divisions has taken place and the reducted manpower has been transfered to PAP. The current PAP strenght is approx 800,000.
The PAP is very different from the Regular Army and somewhat similar to the American SWAT team and ATF (Alcohol Tabacco and Firearm) Agency. So in this case, it's highly unlikely that they will be deployed as Infantry units. I have traveled around Southern China last year over the summer vacation and spotted PAP units serving along the ranks of the conventional police. Therefore, they do serve as regular police units as well, depending on the degree of the situation. But most of the time, they serve as back-up units.

Don't take the internet sources into account, because some of it can be inaccurate. Personally, I've seen the PAP being called in to break into Illegal Businesses, mostly existant along the border next to neighboring countries. Now of course the Army doesn't conduct this kind of activity obviously. So in my opinion, PAP is not accounted for as the total amount of Military Personel.
March 4th, 2005  
lemontree
 
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Originally Posted by Cabal
The PAP is very different from the Regular Army and somewhat similar to the American SWAT team and ATF (Alcohol Tabacco and Firearm) Agency.
Of course PAP deploys its "SWAT" like teams, its part of thier job. The rest of the units can be used as armed units, it just a matter of change of role.
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Originally Posted by Cabal
So in this case, it's highly unlikely that they will be deployed as Infantry units. I have traveled around Southern China last year over the summer vacation and spotted PAP units serving along the ranks of the conventional police. Therefore, they do serve as regular police units as well, depending on the degree of the situation. But most of the time, they serve as back-up units.
I am sure the impression your vist game of the PAP was of standard police, however, it is different from standard police of other countries. They can serve as regular army units.
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Originally Posted by Cabal
Don't take the internet sources into account, because some of it can be inaccurate.
My info is not based on the internet, but as per info obtained from 'china watchers', and info from military schools of instruction.
March 4th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Sorry Lemon, I'm with Cabal on this one. From my knowledge on the Chinese I've gotten the impression that the PAP's use in warfare would be as back-of-the-line units.
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March 6th, 2005  
k19
 
yup, even the fire department is in part of PAP's job, don't know how can they be counted as infentry....
March 6th, 2005  
lemontree
 
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Originally Posted by Whispering Death
Sorry Lemon, I'm with Cabal on this one. From my knowledge on the Chinese I've gotten the impression that the PAP's use in warfare would be as back-of-the-line units.
You are right about PAP being used as 2nd line troops, and that is what I mean't. They may not be used as classical infantry units, but they are a primary counter-insurgency force of the PLA.
March 6th, 2005  
lumberjack
 
there are 8 departments of PAP..

Internal Guards Corps, Border Defence Corps, Fire-Fighting Corps, Guard Corps, Hydropower Corps, Gold Corps, Transportation Corps, and Forestry Corps

check here
http://www.sinodefence.com/army/orbat/pap.asp

PAP's internal guards and border defence are the large potions of its nearly 1 million strong..and they are trained in infantry tactics and armed with regular infantry equipments (type 81 or 95 rifle, and even some armored cars stuff)

and they can be used in regular war, and actually they are very good at urban warfare, with their hard training of using of martial arts and rifle shooting