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53rd Army Division (1968-85)
53rd Mountain Motorized Infantry Brigade (1985-)
Active 1968.2 - Present
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Brigade
Role Mountain Infantry
Part of Tibet Military District
Garrison/HQ Nyingchi, Tibet

53rd Army Division(Chinese: 陆军第53师) was formed on February 15, 1968 from Tibet Unit 843, and 153rd, 4th and 3rd Regiment of Tibet Military District. As of formation the division was composed of:

  • 157th Infantry Regiment (former 153rd);
  • 158th Infantry Regiment (former 4th);
  • 159th Infantry Regiment (former 3rd);
  • 310th Artillery Regiment.

The division stations in Nyingchi, Tibet since its formation.

In December 1969 its 310th Artillery Regiment was renamed as Artillery Regiment, 53rd Army Division.

On September 24, 1985 the division was reduced and renamed as 53rd Mountain Motorized Infantry Brigade(Chinese: 山地摩托化步兵第53旅), a Motorized Infantry Brigade of High Altitude.

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