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China successfully tests first hypersonic aircraft capable of carrying nuclear-weapons

06 Aug 2018

China successfully tests first hypersonic aircraft capable of carrying nuclear-weapons

China today announced that it has successfully tested its first cutting-edge hypersonic aircraft which could carry nuclear warheads and penetrate any current generation anti-missile defense systems.

China's defense expenditure 3 times more than India last year

25 Jul 2018

China's defense expenditure 3 times more than India last year

China's expenditure on the military was three times more than India's last year, but the share of its defense spending in GDP was less than India's, Union Minister Subhash Bhamre said today.

China's PLA conducts military-drills, the first in Tibet since Doklam

29 Jun 2018

China's PLA conducts military-drills, the first in Tibet since Doklam

Two days ago, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) carried out drills to test their logistics, armament support capabilities and military-civilian integration, the first such exercise in Tibet since the Doklam standoff.

In 2017, China transgressed into India's LAC 415 times

10 Jan 2018

In 2017, China transgressed into India's LAC 415 times

Chinese transgressions into the Indian side of about 4,000km Line of Actual Control (LAC) have surged since 2016. Reportedly, Chinese soldiers unlawfully breached India's sovereignty 415 times; this number was 271 in 2016.

Report: China's new hypersonic missile can target India, Japan, US

03 Jan 2018

Report: China's new hypersonic missile can target India, Japan, US

China's new hypersonic ballistic missile can reportedly hit military targets in the US, India and Japan.

China's new maritime surveillance network: Should we be worried?

03 Jan 2018

China's new maritime surveillance network: Should we be worried?

China has reportedly developed a new underwater surveillance network to help its submarines navigate and locate targets better.

Chinese military gives thumbs up to Xi, Doklam-standoff's resolution

23 Oct 2017

Chinese military gives thumbs up to Xi, Doklam-standoff's resolution

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has given the thumbs up to the "safely resolved" 73-day-long Doklam standoff with Indian troops.

Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese soldiers the meaning of 'Namastey'

08 Oct 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese soldiers the meaning of 'Namastey'

When Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Sino-Indian border in Sikkim, one thing the Chinese personnel weren't expecting was a lesson in Indian traditions.

Chinese military conducts 'sudden attack' drills near North Korea

07 Sep 2017

Chinese military conducts 'sudden attack' drills near North Korea

An anti-aircraft defense battalion of the Chinese air force conducted an exercise close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday.

Report: Indian Air Force warplanes have major advantage over China's

09 Aug 2017

Report: Indian Air Force warplanes have major advantage over China's

Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets will have significant advantages if they are required to operate against Chinese aircraft over Tibet in the event of hostilities.

China shows of military might in huge army parade

31 Jul 2017

China shows of military might in huge army parade

Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw a parade marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

India catching up to China in financial assistance diplomacy

24 Jul 2017

India catching up to China in financial assistance diplomacy

India is catching up to China when it comes to extending line of credit (LoC) to other countries.

#SikkimStandoff: Indian troops unlikely to pull-out amid Chinese military exercises

07 Jul 2017

#SikkimStandoff: Indian troops unlikely to pull-out amid Chinese military exercises

It is unlikely that Indian troops will pull-out from the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction border area near Sikkim unless certain terms are agreed upon with China.

Rukimini: How Indian Navy tracks Chinese movements in Indian Ocean

05 Jul 2017

Rukimini: How Indian Navy tracks Chinese movements in Indian Ocean

The surveillance satellite GSAT 7, 'Rukmini' has been acting as Indian Navy's eye in the high seas, especially in tracking Chinese movements in the Indian Ocean, which have increased amid the ongoing Sikkim stand-off.

Sikkim stand-off: Chinese Navy increases presence in the Indian Ocean

04 Jul 2017

Sikkim stand-off: Chinese Navy increases presence in the Indian Ocean

China's People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) has been increasing its deployments in the Indian Ocean, amid the ongoing stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at the Sikkim border.

Chinese helicopters intrude Indian airspace: IAF commences probe

05 Jun 2017

Chinese helicopters intrude Indian airspace: IAF commences probe

Marking fourth such incident, two Zhiba helicopters of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) intruded into Indian airspace, hovering over the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand.

China to implement controversial cyber security law from June

31 May 2017

China to implement controversial cyber security law from June

Come June, China's walls are going to get a little bit higher as Cyber Security Law (CSL) which aims to protect consumers from data siphoning by online service providers, comes into effect.

China's new attack helicopter takes maiden flight

20 May 2017

China's new attack helicopter takes maiden flight

China has unveiled the Z-19E, an indigenously developed attack helicopter aimed at the growing arms export market.

Chinese President Xi Jinping asks army to prepare for combat

20 Apr 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping asks army to prepare for combat

Chinese President Xi Jinping asked 84 newly-formed units of People's Liberation Army to be prepared for combat and prioritize building "new-type" fighting capabilities in electronic, information, and space warfare.