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How China is harnessing surveillance technologies to support modernisation of its military
World

How China is harnessing surveillance technologies to support modernisation of its military

A recent US government report highlights the progress made by the PLA and elucidates the future plans of the Chinese military

Missing teenage boy from Arunachal found, China's PLA tells defence officials
India

Missing teenage boy from Arunachal found, China's PLA tells defence officials

On 19 January, Arunachal East MP Tapir Gao claimed that the youth had been abducted from Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Siang district.

Chinese Army has abducted a 17-year-old from Indian territory, claims BJP MP Tapir Gao
India

Chinese Army has abducted a 17-year-old from Indian territory, claims BJP MP Tapir Gao

Gao also said that he has informed Union Minister of State for Home Nisith Pramanik about the incident and requested him to take necessary action in this regard.

India’s China strategy is a concoction of reserved diplomacy, backed by a vocal army
World

India’s China strategy is a concoction of reserved diplomacy, backed by a vocal army

The earlier practice of serving military chiefs confining themselves essentially to bread and butter defence and service issues and staying clear of issues with foreign policy sensitivities is being redefined

Gen Naravane says border incidents with China inevitable till boundary agreement is reached
India

Gen Naravane says border incidents with China inevitable till boundary agreement is reached

The current border standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies erupted in May last year following a violent clash in the Pangong lake area

Army bolsters presence in strategic heights of Ladakh's Pangong lake area; latest military talks inconclusive
India

Army bolsters presence in strategic heights of Ladakh's Pangong lake area; latest military talks inconclusive

In the wake of the Chinese "provocations", the Indian Army has alerted all its frontline bases along the 3,400 kilometre-long LAC to remain vigilant round the clock

India, China hold Brigade Commander-level talks in eastern Ladakh amid fresh confrontation
World

India, China hold Brigade Commander-level talks in eastern Ladakh amid fresh confrontation

On Monday, the Indian Army said the Chinese military carried out "provocative military movements" to "unilaterally" change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong lake on the intervening night of 29 and 30 August, but the attempt was thwarted by the Indian troops

CanSino Biologics to begin final phase of human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia
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CanSino Biologics to begin final phase of human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia

This final leg of human vaccine trials will recruit 5,000 volunteers above age 18 in Riyadh, Dammam and Mecca.

China's CanSino in talks with other countries, including Russia, Brazil, to launch Phase III trial of COVID-19 vaccine
World

China's CanSino in talks with other countries, including Russia, Brazil, to launch Phase III trial of COVID-19 vaccine

CanSino's COVID-19 candidate, Ad5-nCov, became the first in China to move into human testing in March but is running behind other potential vaccines in terms of trial progress.

PM's Leh visit will 'invigorate' troops, but Chinese intrusion should be acknowledged, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
India

PM's Leh visit will 'invigorate' troops, but Chinese intrusion should be acknowledged, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

The Congress MP on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Ladakh will certainly boost Indian Army's morale but, at the same time 'Chinese intruders must be evicted from the occupied Indian territory'.

New missile gap leaves US scrambling to counter China; increased military spending, tech ended Washington's monopoly
World

New missile gap leaves US scrambling to counter China; increased military spending, tech ended Washington's monopoly

Many of China's missiles are specifically designed to attack the aircraft carriers and bases that form the backbone of US military dominance in the region.

Microsoft's AI collaboration with Chinese military university raises questions
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Microsoft's AI collaboration with Chinese military university raises questions

Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing have co-authored at least three papers with scholars affiliated with China's military college

Japan approves 5-year defence plan to counter China; Shinzo Abe govt set to buy aircraft carriers, dozens of fighter jets
World

Japan approves 5-year defence plan to counter China; Shinzo Abe govt set to buy aircraft carriers, dozens of fighter jets

Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe defended his govt's new 5-year-plan to upgrade its military, saying efforts are necessary given growing defence challenges in the region, particularly 'strong concerns' about the expansion of China's military footprint

India, China to resume military drills after a year in Chengdu; exercise to focus on counter-terrorism operations
India

India, China to resume military drills after a year in Chengdu; exercise to focus on counter-terrorism operations

Each side will send 100 troops to take part in the 7th India and China joint military exercises - 'Hand in Hand' - which will focus on counter-terrorism operations, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang said last month.

India, China to resume annual military exercise 'Hand in Hand' in December; drill was suspended in 2017 after Dokala standoff
India

India, China to resume annual military exercise 'Hand in Hand' in December; drill was suspended in 2017 after Dokala standoff

The armies of India and China will resume their annual bilateral military exercise 'Hand in Hand' in December, Army sources said on Wednesday.

Donald Trump has helped China replace US in Islamabad, offered Beijing free control of Pakistan's 'terror infrastructure'
World

Donald Trump has helped China replace US in Islamabad, offered Beijing free control of Pakistan's 'terror infrastructure'

After committing $55 billion for CPEC, Chinese state-owned companies are now moving in to spend another $100 billion in the region, showing Donald Trump that the $2 billion US aid is peanuts

India should 'strictly control' its border troops, implement agreements to maintain peace, says Chinese military
India

India should 'strictly control' its border troops, implement agreements to maintain peace, says Chinese military

Highlighting the Doka La standoff as its major achievement of international cooperation this year, the Chinese military on Thursday said India should "strictly control" its troops and implement border agreements

China conducts maiden flight of world's largest amphibious aircraft used for firefighting, marine rescue
World

China conducts maiden flight of world's largest amphibious aircraft used for firefighting, marine rescue

China's home-grown AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight.

Sikkim standoff: Chinese army moves huge military hardware into Tibet for 'logistical support'
India

Sikkim standoff: Chinese army moves huge military hardware into Tibet for 'logistical support'

The Chinese Army moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military vehicles and hardware into the remote mountainous Tibet region after the standoff with Indian troops in the Doka La area in the Sikkim sector, the mouthpiece of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) said on Wednesday.

Amid Sikkim border row, Chinese media says 'third country's army' could enter Kashmir at Pakistan's request
India

Amid Sikkim border row, Chinese media says 'third country's army' could enter Kashmir at Pakistan's request

A "third country's" army could enter Kashmir at Pakistan's request, using the "same logic" the Indian Army used to stop the Chinese military from constructing a road in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector on behalf of Bhutan