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13th Group Army

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Garrison/HQ  Chongqing
13th Group Army
Country  People's Republic of China
Branch  37th Infantry Division 149th Division 17th Armoured Brigade Artillery Brigade Air Defence Brigade 2nd Helicopter Regiment Special Operations Group
Part of  Chengdu Military Region
March  Military Anthem of the People's Liberation Army
Engagements  Long March Second Sino-Japanese War Chinese Civil War Korean War Sino-Indian War Sino-Vietnamese War

The 13th Group Army was established in 1985 after the disbandment of the 50th Army. It incorporated the 149th Division, which had been part of the 50th Army.


During the Sino-Vietnamese War, the Kunming Military Region took responsibility for Chinese operations during the Battle of Lào Cai, which involved the 11th and 13th Armies from the Kunming Military Region itself, and the 14th Army from the Chengdu Military Region, totalling about 125,000 troops. The three armies was followed by the reserve 149th Division of the 50th Army, as well as many support units. The invasion comprised three prongs of advances: while the 11th Army was assigned to attack Phong Thổ before hooking up to Sapa and Lào Cai from the west, the 14th Army was ordered to take Mường Khương and move against Lào Cai from the east; the central thrust was undertaken by the 13th Army, targeting Lào Cai itself, as well as the township of Cam Đường to the south.


  • Zhou Xihan: 1949–1952
  • Chen Kang: 1952–1956
  • Xu Qixiao: 1956–1965
  • Wu Xiaomin: 1965–1968
  • Gu Yongwu: 1968–1978
  • Yan Shouqing: 1978–1980
  • An Yufeng: 1980–1983
  • Yang Anzhong: 1983–1985
  • Chen Shijun: 1985–1994
  • Gui Quanzhi: 1994–2000
  • Zhang Youxia: 2000–2005
  • Wang Xixin: 2005–2007
  • Zhao Zongqi: 2007–2008
  • Xu Yong: 2008–2013
  • Wang Kai: 2013–present
  • Political commissars

  • Liu Youguang: 1949–1951
  • Jin Rubai: 1951–1954
  • Zhang Lixiong: 1954–1955
  • Kong Junbiao: 1955–1961
  • Lei Qiyun: 1961–1969
  • Duan Siying: 1965–1969
  • He Yunfeng: 1969–1970
  • Zhao Wei: 1970–1975
  • Geng Zhongxian: 1975–1978
  • Qiao Xueting: 1978–1982
  • Ai Weiren: 1983–1988
  • Xiao Huaishu: 1988–1993
  • Chen Peizhong: 1993–1996
  • Qiu Jian: 1996–2005
  • Cui Changjun: 2005–2010
  • Diao Guoxin: 2010–2012
  • Zheng Xuan: 2013–present
  • References

    13th Group Army Wikipedia

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