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Independent Division of Chengdu Military Region (1966–69)
1st Independent Division of Chengdu Military Region (1969–70)
1st Independent Division of Sichuan Provincial Military District (1970-76)
Active 1966.8 - 1976.5
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Du Ling

Independent Division of Chengdu Military Region (Script error) was formed in August 1964 from Public Security Contingent of Sichuan province. The division was composed of four regiments (1st to 4th). (From May 1st 1955 to October 1969 Chengdu Military Region also acted as Sichuan Military Region.)

On January 22nd 1968, the divisional commander, Du Ling(Script error), was shot to death when he was travelling in his car in Chengdu, when he was trying to pass the barricade guarded by armed "rebels" (Script error), and his deputy commander Li Wen(Script error) badly injured.[1] (See Cultural Revolution for reference.)

In September 1969 the division was renamed as 1st Independent Division of Chengdu Military Region (Script error). In February 1970 the division was renamed as 1st Independent Division of Sichuan Provincial Military District (Script error). The division was disbanded in May 1976.

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