The goal of this exercise was to improve the PLA's ground-air joint night operations (here) (here) but portraying the J-10 as a rocket-firing-mud-mover seems to be a poor PR move. The poor face paint and lack of the basic camouflage techniques are also noted.
Deputy cmdr of the PLAAF 44th Fighter division shows off his digital ground controller relay van with its offset antennas.
Battlegroup Cmdr, Yang Yanfei.
Note the poor face paint on those SpOps guys.