Chinese military

US President Donald Trump bans investments in Chinese-linked military firms

In an executive order, the Donald Trump administration has prohibited US companies from investmenting in Chinese firms owned or controlled by the Chinese military.

Nov 13, 2020, 06:30 AM IST

China hikes defence budget by 6.6% to $179 billion, nearly three times that of India amid COVID-19 crisis

China's total defence spending in 2019 only amounted to a quarter to that of the United States, the world's largest defence spender, while the per capita expenditure was just about one-seventeenth.

May 22, 2020, 23:00 PM IST

India, China agree to set up a military hotline

Both sides see hotlines as a necessity for better interaction between their armies and to defuse tensions caused by differing perceptions of the Line of Actual Control.

Jan 11, 2020, 21:50 PM IST

To counter China's military buildup, India orders moving of strategic ITBP command to Leh

The frontier, according to documents accessed by PTI, has been ordered to move 'lock, stock, and barrel' by March-end and will have to be operationalised at the new location from April 1.

Jan 17, 2019, 21:32 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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 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'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

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 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

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

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

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

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

"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