外文标题：China's air force creates a battalion of monkeys
BEIJING: The air force of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China has trained a group of macaques to help protect an air base close to Beijing. These monkeys have been put here to take care of the huge flocks of birds that pose a threat to flights.
According to China's air force news website, the macaques have been taught to destroy nests in nearby trees and chase away the birds that have become a nuisance during the take-offs and landings of fighter planes in the base whose exact location was not revealed.
The base has used practically every means of tackling the problems of the birds, from firecrackers to scarecrows or even firearms but nothing proved to be as effective as the monkeys which are jokingly referred in military circles as "the Chinese army's new secret weapon".
The macaques respond with the obedience of a recruit to the whistles that their trainers use to give them orders and are capable of destroying more than 180 nests close to the base at a rate of around six nests per monkey.
It is certainly not the first army to use domestic animals in the elite forces: The Washington Post daily recalled that the US uses dolphins to detect, locate and mark mines.
However, dogs are the most used animals in armies around the world.
.. lets hope this works out better for them than their refurbished defense equipments...!! unless the monkeys are refurbished as well.. hahaha!!
China can import some monkeys from india, if needed.
hemkant beedkar (Pune)
Wise use of animals to clear the airport from birds. That too, without paying any perks, facilities, salary and pension. A very good brain at work !
Abhishek Tayal (Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ind)
And why is this news?
Perhaps India should hire some of them :P
vijay kumar (goa)
I think it is easier training animals than humans and in turn they do'nt ask much.
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Rk (Location) replies to vijay kumar
u mean easier to abuse them cos they dont ask much..??? chinese are renowned the world over for their animal rights ... yea..??
Kuldeep K (Singapore)
Why cant we use monkeys?
Hemant K (Mumbai) replies to Kuldeep K
We already do Mr Kuldeep, we do use monkeys, we call them BJP. Very soon monkeys will be in power. Keep tuned in, it's going to be one big fun-filled circus.
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Gaurav Gupta (Bangalore, India)
ANUP Muraleedharan (Unknown)
the indian military shud also use local animals
This is a insult to Indian Armed forces. Chinese think Monkeys are enough to fight Indian forces, because Indian Soldier are not brave enough to face real human solders.
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kalyan Chappidi (South Africa) replies to Roger
Lol u seemed to be totally in a mess read the article properly . They are using monkeys to scare away the birds that are causing problem to the air base after trying all means this has nothing to do with Indian army
hemkant beedkar (Pune) replies to kalyan Chappidi
Why take efforts to reply a foolish question?
Pandit BholeNath (Banaras)
India should patent the use of monkeys during war. These Chinese guys seems unaware that ancient Hindus used flying monkeys in war against Lanka.
annumallya (Mangalore) replies to Pandit BholeNath
OK, but right now it is peace-time use on the military air base. If they do use in war-time, let's file a case in the world court for infringement of an original Indian idea.
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