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China under-reported defence budget by 20 percent: Pentagon

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 05:31

China underestimated its growing defence budget by nearly 20 percent with its spending likely nearing USD 145 billion last year, the Pentagon has said.

Philippines to allow US military presence, would sign defence pact

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 18:59

The Philippines said it would sign an agreement on Monday with the United States to allow a greater US military presence on its territory, giving it a security boost amid a bitter territorial dispute with China. 

China will defend every inch of territory: Foreign Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 14:01

In a stern message to its neighbours with whom it has territorial disputes, China today said it is determined to defend "every inch" of its territory while pursuing diplomacy through peaceful means.

Opaque Chinese military spending a `concern`: Japan

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 09:51

China`s opaque spending on its huge and growing military is a "concern" for the world community, Japan said Wednesday, after Beijing revealed another double digit budget hike.

China invokes `peace` to defend hike in its defence spending

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 20:48

Amid speculation over another big hike in its defence budget, China today defended its high military spending already about USD 117.7 billion, saying "peace can only be preserved with strength".

AK Antony reviews situation along China border

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 21:54

Defence Minister AK Antony Thursday reviewed the operational preparedness of army and security situation in the Northeast and along the China border.

India notes defence developments in China: IAF Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 14:08

India is taking note of defence developments in its neighbourhood, and is in a state of preparedness to thwart nefarious designs and threats, Indian Air Force chief NAK Browne said here on Thursday.

US airlines advised to give China flight plans over new defence zone

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 15:28

The United States advised its commercial airlines to notify Chinese authorities of flight plans when travelling through an air defence zone that Beijing established a week ago over the East China Sea, ratcheting up regional tensions.

China calls to boost border defence along Xinjiang

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 22:18

China`s Defence Minister Chang Wanquan on Tuesday directed authorities to boost border defences in the troubled Xinjiang province, which shares frontiers with PoK and Afghanistan, to prevent infiltration by Islamist militants.

China to bring new law enhancing protection for military

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 17:43

China plans to revise a 23-year-old law on the protection of defence facilities by barring among others, the installation of equipments which could affect the military wireless services.

Antony`s visit led to enhanced military coordination: China

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 17:55

China said Defence Minister AK Antony`s visit has given both countries opportunity to enhance "strategic cooperative partnership" and maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas.

US, China agree to hold regular talks on hacking

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 20:46

American officials say they do not expect the process to immediately yield a significant reduction in the daily cyber intrusions from China, the paper said.