Chinese military

China releases military video on its Army Day, shows off its most potent weapons

China releases military video on its Army Day, shows off its most potent weapons

China's 2018 military budget is $215 billion and there are almost 23 lakh active personnel in its defence forces. Its army has 9,150 tanks, 4,788 armoured fighting vehicles (AFV), 9,726 artillery, 1,710 self-propelled guns and 1,770 rocket artillery.

Aug 09, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
US Congress approves defence spending bill that is tough on China

US Congress approves defence spending bill that is tough on China

The bill not only seeks to strengthen American defence in the Indo-Pacific region and take a number of restrictive measures against China but also strengthens its military ties with countries such as India, Australia and Japan to collectively address the "aggressive" Chinese military behaviour.

Aug 02, 2018, 07:44 AM IST
China's 'peace disease': Chinese Army's own newspaper raises doubts over military capabilities

China's 'peace disease': Chinese Army's own newspaper raises doubts over military capabilities

Military analysts have for decades called the Chinese military a 'paper tiger'. The Chinese Army, seemingly, has finally agreed.

Jul 07, 2018, 09:05 AM IST
China tries to make an example, gives strict punishments for those who want to quit military service

China tries to make an example, gives strict punishments for those who want to quit military service

An obligation to serve two years in the military is key to getting a college education.

Apr 09, 2018, 15:00 PM IST
China equips PLA along Indian border with US-style combat gear to prepare for future warfare

China equips PLA along Indian border with US-style combat gear to prepare for future warfare

Informatised warfare, a term widely used by the Chinese military in recent years refers to the use of IT, digital and artificial intelligence applications in battlefield conditions.

Feb 23, 2018, 14:07 PM IST
China asks India not to comment on its construction activities in Doklam

China asks India not to comment on its construction activities in Doklam

China on Friday justified its massive construction activities in the Doklam area and asked India not to comment on its "legitimate" infrastructure development on its sovereign territory.

Jan 19, 2018, 19:05 PM IST
Rahul launches salvo at PM Modi, asks to share plan on jobs, rape issues in Mann Ki Baat

Rahul launches salvo at PM Modi, asks to share plan on jobs, rape issues in Mann Ki Baat

Rahul's question to PM Modi came after the Prime Minister asked people to suggest ideas for the next 'Mann Ki Baat'programme to be aired on January 28, the first one this year. 

Jan 19, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
China hints at maintaining sizable troops' presence near Dokalam in winter

China hints at maintaining sizable troops' presence near Dokalam in winter

India and China resolved the 73-day tense standoff on August 28 at Dokalam area after PLA stopped building a strategic road close to India's Chicken Neck area.

Nov 30, 2017, 20:28 PM IST
China's military ordered to pledge total loyalty to Xi Jinping

China's military ordered to pledge total loyalty to Xi Jinping

China`s military personnel of around two million is technically the armed force of the ruling Communist Party rather than the state.

Nov 06, 2017, 12:38 PM IST
Be ready to fight, win wars: Xi tells Chinese military

Be ready to fight, win wars: Xi tells Chinese military

Xi made the remarks while inspecting the CMC joint battle command centre as its commander-in-chief.

Nov 03, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
Guard Chinese soil, President Xi tells herdsmen from Arunachal border

Guard Chinese soil, President Xi tells herdsmen from Arunachal border

President Xi Jinping has told herdsmen from a Tibetan settlement bordering Arunachal Pradesh to "set down roots" to safeguard "Chinese territory" and focus on developing their hometown.

Oct 29, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
Our armed forces have adequate defence equipment, prepared to face any eventuality: Arun Jaitley

Our armed forces have adequate defence equipment, prepared to face any eventuality: Arun Jaitley

Amid the ongoing stand-off going between Indian and Chinese military at Doklam, Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday assured the Lok Sabha that India Army has enough force to tackle any kind of situation and are prepared to face any eventuality. 

Aug 11, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Amid Doklam standoff, Xi Jinping says Chinese military has ability to defeat all invading enemies

Amid Doklam standoff, Xi Jinping says Chinese military has ability to defeat all invading enemies

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said the People's Liberation Army has the confidence and capability to defeat all invading enemies.

Jul 30, 2017, 10:20 AM IST

PLA to celebrate 90th birthday with stronger military

People's Liberation Army will celebrate its 90th birthday this year.

Jul 20, 2017, 19:04 PM IST

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: US Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of Representatives initiated steps to pass the annual budget.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:56 PM IST
'Third country's' Army could enter Kashmir on behalf of Pak: Chinese media

'Third country's' Army could enter Kashmir on behalf of Pak: Chinese media

"Even if India were requested to defend Bhutan's territory, this could only be limited to its established territory, not the disputed area," Long Xingchun, Director at the Centre for Indian Studies at China West Normal University, said.

Jul 09, 2017, 23:09 PM IST

Chinese military tests battle tank in Tibet near Indian border

The Chinese military on Thursday said it has conducted trials of a light weight battle tank in Tibet near the Indian border.

 

Jun 29, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
China dismisses reports of putting bombers on 'high alert' to counter North Korea

China dismisses reports of putting bombers on 'high alert' to counter North Korea

Refuting the reports of Beijing putting its air force bombers on "high alert" after tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

Apr 23, 2017, 08:44 AM IST
China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula

China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula

China on Wednesday put its land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers "on high alert" and the US sees it as evidence that Beijing is preparing to respond to a potential situation in North Korea, a US defense official told CNN.

Apr 21, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

Japan scrambles jet fighters at record pace as Chinese military activity rises

Japan's air force scrambled fighter jets to chase away foreign aircraft at record pace in the year to March 31, government figures showed on Thursday, as Chinese military activity in and around the East China Sea escalated.

Apr 13, 2017, 13:58 PM IST

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