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  • Xi orders PLA to be combat-ready as he begins 2nd term

    Xi orders PLA to be combat-ready as he begins 2nd term

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has begun his second five-year term ordering the country's 2.3 million-strong military, the world's largest, to be absolutely loyal to the ruling Communist Party and intensify its combat readiness by focussing on how to win wars.......

    October 27, 2017
  • Sanity prevails

    Sanity prevails

    Applause is due to those unnamed diplomats who toiled behind-the-scenes to evolve the formulation that ended the deadlock at Doklam. Since “truce” thrills neither party, there is little point splitting hairs over the language used in the statements issued in......

    August 30, 2017
  • Learn from Doklam stand-off: PLA tells India

    Learn from Doklam stand-off: PLA tells India

    China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has asked India to draw lessons from the Doklam stand-off, which was diffused after both sides decided to retreat from a prolonged face-off in the Sikkim sector. Wu Qian, a senior PLA colonel, in a......

    August 29, 2017
  • Chinese Navy eyes Indian Ocean to extend its reach 

    Chinese Navy eyes Indian Ocean to extend its reach 

    China's Navy wants to join hands with India to maintain security of the Indian Ocean, amid growing concerns in New Delhi over the increasing presence of the PLA fleet in India's backyard. Throwing open its strategic South Sea Fleet (SSF)......

    August 11, 2017
  • Withdraw from Doklam to avoid confrontation: PLA to India

    Withdraw from Doklam to avoid confrontation: PLA to India

    Senior Col Li Li of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) may be thousands of kilometres away from Doklam but has a stern message for the Indian Army -- withdraw from the Chinese territory to avoid confrontation. A visit by Indian......

    August 7, 2017
  • Xi says Chinese Army can defeat 'invading enemies'

    Xi says Chinese Army can defeat 'invading enemies'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said the PLA has the ability to defeat all invading armies as the world's largest military paraded at an expansive training base in Inner Mongolia to mark its 90th anniversary. Xi, who commands the strong military......

    July 30, 2017
  • PLA to celebrate 90th birthday with stronger military

    PLA to celebrate 90th birthday with stronger military

    It has been a big year for China's military as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) prepares to celebrate its 90th birthday. In April this year, China's first domestically produced aircraft carrier was launched, followed by the debut of its new......

    July 20, 2017
  • Chopper timidity

    Chopper timidity

    When Mulayam Singh Yadav held one of his rare press conferences as defence minister in New Delhi he chided reporters for unleashing a barrage of Pakistan-related queries, but remaining silent on the “big one”. Cause to recall, and appreciate, that......

    June 11, 2017
  • Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day parade

    Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day parade

    A contingent of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in a grand military parade here on Thursday to mark Pakistan's Republic Day. Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain thanked China for sending its soldiers for the parade and described it......

    March 23, 2017
  • Indo-China joint military training exercise from Tuesday

    Indo-China joint military training exercise from Tuesday

    The exercise is in continuation of the series of joint exercises between India and China.

    November 14, 2016