Category: China

Did Pakistan Decide to Buy China’s Newest Attack Helicopter?

Pakistan’s Army has for the first time publicly revealed the Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) Z-10 Thunderbolt attack helicopter during this year’s Pakistan Day parade, Defense News reports. The Z-10 is the first modern attack helicopter designed and produced domestically by the People’s Republic of China and been in service with the People’s Liberation Army…

China’s advice to Cuba: Good luck, but beware of American motives

President Obama's "historic" visit to Cuba has all the pageantry, chanting crowds and photo-op moments one would expect as an old Cold War estrangement is put to rest. On Monday, however, China's Party-controlled press weighed in with rather less enthusiasm. Though they took note of the “strategic vision” and “goodwill” on display in Havana, party-linked…

China’s Xi says military must develop cutting edge technology

China's military must pour efforts into developing cutting edge defence technology, which has strategic significance, China's President Xi Jinping said on Sunday, according to state media reports. Xi also stressed professionalizing the country's military brass, the official China Daily reported on Monday. The armed forces have long been plagued with corruption, which senior officers have…

Modi briefed by intelligence agencies of Chinese troops in Pakistan

  Raising India’s security concerns, the intelligence agencies on Saturday informed the Narendra Modi-led government that Chinese troops will be soon positioned in Pakistan to heighten the security of the 3,000-km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.  Furthermore, Pakistan has raised three independent infantry Brigades and two additional artillery regiments to protect the highway, as per NDTV.The China-Pakistan Economic…

‘Asia will be divided if India joins US patrols’ :: China warns

Any move by India to join the US Navy to jointly patrol the disputed South China Sea will be against its national interest, would divide Asian countries and further escalate regional tensions, a state-run Chinese daily said on Friday. The Chinese media’s reaction came after it was reported in January that the US and India…

Not So Stealthy: China Can Reportedly Track Pentagon’s ‘Undetectable’ F-22s

The Chinese military is said to have developed capabilities which allow Beijing to detect and track some of the best aircraft in Washington's arsenal, including the fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors, which some have called virtually undetectable. An upgraded version of the Chinese Phased Array Radar, as well as the KJ-2000 and KJ-500 airborne early warning and control…

Indian, US defence officials deny reports of dialogues on naval patrol in South China Sea

A day after reports suggested India and the United States were in talks to conduct joint naval patrols in the South China Sea, Indian Defence Ministry officials have reportedly dismissed the claims. On Wednesday, Reuters cited a US military official claiming that talks between India and the US included plans to launch joint naval patrols within this year in…

US Warship sails close to South China Sea

China has condemned the United States for sailing a warship in the disputed South China Sea, accusing it of "undermining" peace and stability in the region.     A US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China and other countries in the South China Sea to counter efforts to limit…

Philippines: India Has A Solution To The Chinese Threat

Even if the United States bases forces in the Philippines that will not mean the U.S. will defend continued Chinese control of Filipino offshore waters. Despite a mutual defense agreement the U.S. did not consider the Chinese seizure of Mischief Reef in 1995 and Scarborough Shoal in 2012 an attack on the Philippines that American…

It’s Russia’s turn to learn that stealth warplanes are hard to do

After confronting serious technical and economic difficulties, Russia has dramatically cut back its air force program to field its first radar-evading “stealth” fighter jet. By delaying large-scale acquisition of the Sukhoi T-50 fighter, the Kremlin is tacitly acknowledging a truth that the U.S. military learned decades ago — and that China might also learn in…

Chinese and Indian fighter jets face off amid regional turf war

In a dogfight mirroring the geopolitical intrigue on the ground, Asian fighter jets will jockey for billion-dollar military contracts and international clout when they take to the skies at the Bahrain Air Show that opens on Thursday. This will be the first time India’s home-made Tejas combat plane makes an appearance at a foreign air…

India’s aircraft carrier INS Vikrant raises hackles in China

The launch of INS Vikrant has raised hackles in China,with Chinese defence experts saying the aircraft carrier would have great significance for India as it would allow the Indian Navy to wade into the Pacific Ocean – which Beijing considers as its backyard. “This bears great significance to Indian Navy. It makes India only the…

Vietnam’s Plan to Deter China With Western Jets

Vietnam is negotiating with American and European manufacturers to purchase new warplanes—including fighters, maritime patrol aircraft and unmanned aircraft. The move comes as part of Hanoi’s strategy to lessen its dependence on Russian hardware and to counter China’s growing power. According to Reuter’s Siva Govindasamy, Vietnam has been in talks with contractors who build the…

NSA Ajit Doval to visit China next week to discuss border dispute

BEIJING: National security advisor Ajit Doval will visit China next week to hold informal talks with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the vexed border dispute and other strategic issues, it was announced here on Thursday. Doval, who is also the Special Representative for Sino-India boundary talks, will hold informal dialogue with his Chinese counterpart and…