One of the final pieces of the puzzle is the Y-straps or suspenders. This can be confusing for many as they are very basic, along with their attachment. Starting at the rear, attach the suspenders at the center of the rear of the belt following the line of your spine. The hook on the rear should sit above the belt with the extra length of strap and metal ring going behind and under the belt then back to attach to the hook. You should then adjust the Y-straps so that the part where the three sections come together sit in the center of your back as well the double d-rings should sit just below your shoulders. The double d-rings play a important part as they are the attachment points for the assault packs. The front straps for the suspenders needs to be routed over your shoulders with the right hand side being attached between the magazine pouch straps and the left hand side attached right beside the bayonet. The second set of straps on the front with the d-ring is to be used when wearing the assault pack.
East Germany decided to upgrade the fortifications in the late 1960s to establish a "modern frontier" that would be far more difficult to cross. Barbed-wire fences were replaced with harder-to-climb expanded metal barriers; directional anti-personnel mines and anti-vehicle ditches blocked the movement of people and vehicles; tripwires and electric signals helped guards to detect escapees; all-weather patrol roads enabled rapid access to any point along the border; and wooden guard towers were replaced with prefabricated concrete towers and observation bunkers. 
"I find the Chinese vision of linking the land mass of Asia with high speed trains and other modes of transport and extending operations to the Middle East and Europe exciting," says Kent Calder, an internationally acknowledged expert on North-east Asia and Eurasia. Xi Jinping is "virtually alone among world leaders at present in having a geo-strategic global vision", Mr Calder, who is head of the Raischauer Centre for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, commented to The Business Times. SEE ALSO: China has its Belt and Road; India, Japan have Growth Corridor