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Chinese navy launches two new guided missile destroyers

China now has 20 Type 052Ds either in active service or being fitted out for service soon.

May 13, 2019, 14:00 PM IST

China plans to build 30,000-tonne nuclear-powered ship: Report

The ship is expected to be fitted with two 23-megawatt compact pressurised water reactors which could propel it to speeds of up to 11.5 knots.

Mar 20, 2019, 10:12 AM IST

China plays down media reports of selling aircraft carrier to Pakistan

A Pakistani newspaper had reported, quoting Chinese and Russian media reports, that China was planning to sell Liaoning. "I have not seen the report," said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson.

Feb 12, 2019, 20:03 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

Indian Navy chief raises concerns over growth of Chinese naval might

"No navy has grown so rapidly in the last 200 years as the Chinese Navy."

Jan 09, 2019, 18:11 PM IST

China building 'most advanced' naval warships for Pakistan: Report

The under-construction ship is a version of the Chinese Navy's most advanced guided missile frigate, according to China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

Jan 02, 2019, 11:58 AM IST

China plans to equip its J-15 fighter jets with homemade and improved engine

The new engine could help in mass production of J-15 jets which are believed to be crucial for China's naval might.

Sep 07, 2018, 08:12 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

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

Maldives more inclined towards China: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba

"The present government in Maldives is more inclined towards China. The constitution has been tweaked and some islands have been given to the Chinese for development."

May 24, 2018, 07:25 AM 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

In show of strength, Xi Jinping presides over China's massive naval drill in South China Sea

Chinese state media reports that over 10,000 naval officers, 76 fighter jets and as many as 48 warships and submarines participated in the largest-ever naval drill conducted by the country.

Apr 13, 2018, 23:34 PM IST

No Chinese warships near Maldives: Indian Navy refutes Chinese reports

The Chinese warships in questions were in transit between the Sunda Strait and Lombok Strait, Navy sources have said.

Feb 20, 2018, 19:32 PM IST

Immediate threat from North Korea, long-term challenge from China a worry: Top US military commander

Chief of US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris Jr. has said that multilateralism is the way ahead for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:34 PM IST

India inciting US against China's naval might: Chinese expert on international relations

A research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences has said that India is provoking the US by projecting Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) navy as a direct rival of the Americans.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:47 PM IST

Chinese navy ships in Gwadar, a concern: Indian Navy Chief

In future, the presence of the navy ships of China`s People`s Liberation Army (PLA) in the port city of Pakistan`s Balochistan will be a matter of concern, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on Friday.

Dec 01, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Chinese navy gets new nuclear submarine

The new submarine is stated to be 69th conventional and nuclear submarines, according to unofficial estimates by global defence think-tanks.

Sep 21, 2017, 13:34 PM IST

Countries in Indian Ocean responsible for its stability: Sushma Swaraj

Noting that the Indian Ocean is one of the most critical maritime transportation links in the world today, she said nearly one lakh ships a year pass through these waters, carrying about half of the world's container shipments, one — third of the world's bulk cargo traffic and two-thirds of the oil shipments.

Aug 31, 2017, 21:13 PM IST