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Do you believe in UFOs? China hints at test of new missile

The People`s Liberation Army typically does not announce new missile tests, but occasionally drops hints about what it is up to, amid a massive modernisation push championed by President Xi Jinping to ramp up combat capabilities.

Jun 04, 2019, 13:31 PM IST

China deploys H-6 bomber in Tibet, just 200 kilometers from border with Sikkim

A report from Indian intelligence agencies states that PLA is also reported to have inducted 155mm calibre vehicle mounted Howitzer.

Apr 26, 2019, 16:58 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 steps up its military game with BDS satellite navigation system

BDS, stated to be rivalling US' Global Positioning System (GPS), is the fourth global satellite navigation system in the world.

Feb 02, 2019, 11:10 AM IST

China inducting sniper platoon, anti-jamming systems in PLA units: Sources

The sniper platoon is equipped with Type -10 large calibre range sniper rifles with special bullets and have a maximum effective range of 1500 meter.

Sep 13, 2018, 20:16 PM 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

Lessons from Doklam: Indian troops increase patrolling at India, China and Myanmar tri-junction

Right across the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh, a cluster of fresh Chinese infrastructure has been observed. 

Apr 01, 2018, 16:04 PM IST

In response to China, India raises troop deployment in Arunachal Pradesh

Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam from June 16, 2017. The face-off had ended on August 28, 2017.

Mar 31, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

China goes for a lean and mean military, cuts 3 lakh troops to prepare for modern warfare

China has decided to reduce the number of personnel and make PLA a two-million-strong force.

Mar 06, 2018, 06:41 AM IST

China constructing helipads, trenches in Doklam area: Nirmala Sitharaman

India's Defence Minister said in Lok Sabha that while both sides have redeployed themselves away from their respective positions at the face-off site, China has been busy on developing its infrastructure the area.

Mar 05, 2018, 19:19 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 upgrading air defence along border to confront 'threat from India': Report

India and China have been trying to reset their ties after last year's 73-day standoff between the two sides at Dokalam in Sikkim section of the boundary.

Feb 20, 2018, 16:55 PM IST

China rakes up Doklam again, cautions India against more such incidents

The Chinese military on Thursday criticised Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's recent remarks that Doklam is a disputed territory, asserting that it is very much part of China, and India should draw lessons from the 73-day standoff to avoid similar incidents in the future.

Jan 25, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

Is China's People's Liberation Army eyeing bases in Pakistan?

Rumors of a Chinese base at Gwadar have long been bandied about.

Jan 09, 2018, 08:45 AM IST

China pumping in soldiers and ammunition to seize advantage in Doklam: Sources

Reports suggest there is an increase in troop movement with China possibly looking to seize geographical advantage in near-freezing weather conditions.

Dec 12, 2017, 19:17 PM IST

Alarm bells for India: Despite winter, China deploys 1800 troops in Doklam

Indian and China were engaged in a stand-off from June 16 to August 28 in Doklam.

Dec 11, 2017, 09:01 AM IST

Indian, Chinese troops in Doklam, but not in eyeball-to-eyeball contact: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat said there had been a disengagement of troops of both countries in Doklam, where the two sides were locked in a stand-off that ended in August.

Nov 04, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

China's dreams of 'world-class army' has Asia worried

 China's military budget has grown steadily for 30 years, but remains three times smaller than that of the United States. Now, Beijing wants to catch up.

Nov 01, 2017, 23:21 PM IST

Chinese troops should soon learn to say 'Namaste': Chinese expert

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had a brief conversation with Chinese soldiers during her maiden visit to the Nathu La border post and was seen teaching them how to say ‘Namaste’.

Oct 31, 2017, 14:02 PM IST