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China builds airports, upgrades defence in Tibet near LAC with India

China's People Liberation Army (PLA) is upgrading one of the civil airports in Gongga of Tibet. 

Feb 14, 2019, 12:29 PM IST

China plans to build four nuclear aircraft carriers to challenge American might

While China currently has one aircraft carrier, US operates 10 Nitiz-class 'supercarriers.' Russia and France have one aircraft carrier in service each while UK is building two.

Feb 06, 2019, 10:56 AM IST

China cuts down troops in Army by more than 50%

China had last year cut 300,000 troops from the 2.3 million-strong People`s Liberation Army (PLA).

Jan 22, 2019, 16:37 PM IST

China's new naval radar can monitor area as large as India: Report

The domestically-developed radar system will enable the Chinese navy to fully monitor China's seas and spot incoming threats from enemy ships, aircraft and missiles.

Jan 09, 2019, 19:01 PM IST

In message for 2019, China tells its soldiers to be ready for war

In a bid to ensure that its troops remain fighting fit and combat ready, China has told its soldiers to prepare for war and be ready for any emergency situation that may arise in the new year.

Jan 02, 2019, 08:35 AM IST

Indian, Chinese troops meet at Arunachal, vow to boost ties

The delegations, led by Major General PGK Menon from India and Major General Li Xi Zhong from China, hoisted flags of both the countries and discussed ways to boost relationship.

Nov 09, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

Poll finds South Koreans feel China, not North Korea, biggest threat to world peace

The poll found that 91% South Koreans feel China is against the idea of a unified Korean peninsula.

Oct 03, 2018, 19:04 PM IST

Chinese Army transgressed into Indian territory thrice in August: Reports

According to the report, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) transgressed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) towards the central sector, Uttarakhand in Barahoti where the transgression was 4 km deep.

Sep 12, 2018, 10:02 AM IST

China may already have an army of drones to keep rivals in check

A number of drones have reportedly been in service of the Chinese military - some with long-range reconnaissance abilities and others with firing power.

Aug 26, 2018, 09:23 AM IST

Chinese Air Force begins inducting J-16 fighter jets to its arsenal: Report

J-16 fighter jets reportedly have an advanced radar and tracking systems and are capable of in-flight refuelling.

Aug 12, 2018, 20:06 PM IST

China successfully tests waverider hypersonic aircraft capable of carrying nukes

Called Xingkong-2, the flight vehicle can reportedly fly independently and break past conventional anti-missile systems in place around the world.

Aug 06, 2018, 08:44 AM IST

China quietly resumes activities in Doklam, neither Bhutan nor India sought to dissuade it: US official

China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. 

Jul 26, 2018, 16:23 PM IST

China may deploy AI robot submarines for stealth suicide attacks

The submarines may not require human intervention and could differentiate between friendly and enemy targets.

Jul 23, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

How Africa has become a major buyer of Chinese weapons

Most security analysts agree that the quality of weapons being manufactured in China has improved vastly and that several African countries are seeking them because they are priced well.

Jul 08, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

China's PLA holds high altitude drill in Tibet to test military-civilian integration

An important component of the drill was the military-civilian integration strategy, a key component in Tibet where the Dalai Lama's legacy still lingers on.

Jun 29, 2018, 21:35 PM IST

PLA installing new early warning monitoring system along Indo-China border

The system is capable of detecting any movement in and around border areas and can be used in all weather conditions. 

May 25, 2018, 10:24 AM IST

India, Pakistan to carry out military drills as part of multi-nation exercise

Officials have said that the main aim of the exercise is to enhance counter-terror cooperation among the eight SCO member countries.

Apr 29, 2018, 14:25 PM IST

Is China's only aircraft carrier a nightmare for its own fighter jets?

A state-run TV channel has quoted a veteran pilot as saying that the Liaoning's short take-off makes it difficult for new-age fighter jets to shoot off.

Apr 18, 2018, 08:12 AM IST

Chinese soldiers told to lose weight and shape up to project 'first-class image'

Compulsory directives for physical fitness are not the only highlights of “PLA Common Regulations”. Minute aspects like when to carry an umbrella, how to hold it, what to wear at weddings and many others have also touched upon.

Apr 17, 2018, 10:03 AM IST

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