Tagged: china

If India makes more Long-Range ICBMs, Beijing may help Pak do the same : Chinese State Media

Highlights Chinese media said Pakistan should get the same nuclear privileges as India It also hinted it will help Pakistan build long-range nuclear missiles It said India has 'broken limits' on how many missiles it can make Beijing wants to communicate the message that if India increases the number of its long-range missiles, it will…

Why is China calling back its citizens from India?

China has all but curbed the movement of Tibetans crossing over into India in order to prevent people from its restive Tibet Autonomous Region from attending an important Buddhist event where the Dalai Lama is in attendance. Beijing had also asked Tibetans in India to return home before New Year’s Eve, warning their families of…

China-India competition can upgrade globalization

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee paid a four-day visit to China last week. His first destination was Guangzhou, the vanguard city of China's reform and opening-up. His stop in Guangdong Province is believed to have symbolic significance. Mukherjee arrives as relations between New Delhi and Beijing offer new incentives. India's Look East strategy and China's "Belt…

India needs to cool its missile fever

On Monday, India successfully tested its long-range ballistic missile, Agni-IV, which can travel 4,000 kilometers and carry a nuclear warhead, in the wake of an earlier successful test-firing of Agni-V that has a range of more than 5,000 kilometers. The country's media were elated in their reports, stressing that India's tests of the nuclear-capable ballistic…

Pakistan Builds New Missile Ship to Shield Chinese Trade Routes

Pakistan has officially begun construction of a missile warship that the country hopes will guarantee the integrity of its vital trade corridor with China. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is key to the financial and national security interests of both countries. For Islamabad, Beijing’s capital investment in infrastructure projects offers promise to give the country’s economy…

Despite having a powerful military, China will never attack India

What if China attacks India?' someone asked me for reasons best known to him. I stand with my point that China will never dare to attack India. (Refer my article 'Indo-Pak war like situation: Why China will not dare to wage a war against India in support of Pakistan' published here on 26th September 2016.…

China Offers New Proof That It Is A Major Challenge For Modi

India and China will begin the new year on a sour note, as Beijing confirmed Delhi's worst fears by blocking a UN Security Council-mandated committee from blacklisting Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, thereby throwing a lifeline of support to its client state, Pakistan. As the rest of India dealt with the perils of demonetization, the…

China calls for ‘strategic balance’ in South Asia after Agni-V test-firing

Without referring to Pakistan, China on Tuesday advocated “preserving the strategic balance and stability in South Asia,” after India successfully test-fired Agni-V ballistic missile. “China always maintains that preserving the strategic balance and stability in South Asia is conducive to peace and prosperity of regional countries and beyond,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying…

MIRVs to Make India’s ‘Agni’ ICBM More Potent

After the successful test launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Agni 5, India will now work on improving the warhead. The next version with MIRVs will be called Agni 6. India Successfully Tests Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni-V - Defense Ministry New Delhi (Sputnik) – India’s defense research body, Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) has…

India responds to China’s taunt on UN regulations to develop Ballistic Missiles

Responding to China's reaction to its test-firing of the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, India on Tuesday said its strategic capabilities were not targeted against any particular country, adding that while it abides by all applicable international obligations, it expects others to do the same. "India's strategic capabilities are not targeted against any particular country. India…

Russia Reportedly Delivers First Four Su-35s Fighters to china

As per several Chinese military observers, including Hui Tong, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has received its first batch of four Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E multi-role fighters from Russia. The four Su-35s were delivered to the PLAAF on 25 December, 2016. Earlier in the month, TASS Russian News Agency reported that the PLAAF could…

Nepal-China military drill worries India

Highlights Nepal's proposed joint military exercise with China has triggered unease in India Nepal’s ambassador to India sought to play down the significance of the exercise Relationship with India is not going change because of any such exercise, he said Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been performing a balancing act between India and China,…

Agni V Missile Launch Won’t Hamper India’s Relationship with China

In what may be termed a significant strategic development, India successfully conducted the launch of the Agni V ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) of more than 5,000 kms on 26 December. Touchdown occurred  in the waters near Australia and preliminary reports suggest that the principal technical parameters have been successfully accomplished. This is cause for considerable…

Malabar exercise more bluster than real deterrence in East China Sea:- Chinese Media

Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, commander of the US Seventh Fleet, said earlier this month that India, Japan and the US are set to focus their next round of marine war games, the Malabar exercise, on anti-submarine warfare. The exercise has "assumed significance" at a time when "China has become more assertive, and their submarines…

Agni-V with China in range tested; next in line is Agni-VI, with multiple warheads

NEW DELHI: India's most formidable missile, the over 5,000-km range Agni-V, is now ready for user trials by the military after it underwent its fourth and final test-firing+ from the integrated test range off the Odisha coast on Monday. The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Agni-V, dubbed a "game-changer" in strategic deterrence because it brings the…

‘Soft border approach can bring India into CPEC’

A focus on establishing “soft borders” between India and Pakistan, rather than a final settlement of boundaries in Kashmir, can lead to New Delhi’s rapid integration into an expanded China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), says a top Chinese academic. In an interview with The Hindu, Tsinghua University Professor, Li Xiguang said the concept of “soft borders”,…