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Independent Division of Gansu Provincial Military District (1966-69)
Independent Division of Shaanxi Provincial Military District (1969–76)
Active 1966.7 - 1976.7
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry

Independent Division of Gansu Provincial Military District (Chinese: 甘肃省军区独立师)(1st Formation) was formed on July 1st 1966 from the Public Security Contingent of Gansu province. The division was composed of five regiments (1st to 5th) and two independent battalions, a total of 9247 personnel.

In Autumn 1966, 5th Regiment was detached and moved to Sichuan.

In March 1983 4th Regiment exchanged its position and designation with 6th Regiment of Independent Division of Qinghai Provincial Military District.

On April 18th 1969 it exchanged its position and designation with Independent Division of Shaanxi Provincial Military District and became the second formation of Independent Division of Shaanxi Provincial Military District(Chinese: 陕西省军区独立师) with 2 of its regiments (1st to 3rd). The division was then composed of:

  • 1st Infantry Regiment (former 2nd Regiment of Gansu Independent Division);
  • 2nd Infantry Regiment (former 1st Regiment of Gansu Independent Division);
  • 3rd Infantry Regiment (former 5th Regiment of Gansu Independent Division);
  • 4th Infantry Regiment (former 2nd Regiment of Qinghai Independent Division).

In December 1970 5th Independent Infantry Regiment of Shaanxi Provincial Military District attached to the division and became its 5th Regiment.

On July 1st 1976 the division was disbanded. All its regiments became independent.

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