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President Tsai Ing-wen expects Chiu to complete the next stage of military reforms, including planning for "asymmetric warfare," focusing on high-tech, mobile weapons designed to make any Chinese attack as difficult as possible.(AFP/Bloomberg)

Taiwan appoints US-trained defence minister, China sends 8 jets into Taipei

ANI |
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 01:35 PM IST
He further said that President Tsai Ing-wen expects Chiu to complete the next stage of military reforms, including planning for "asymmetric warfare," focusing on high-tech, mobile weapons designed to make any Chinese attack as difficult as possible.
J-15 fighter aircraft from China's Liaoning aircraft carrier conduct a drill in an area of South China Sea in January 2, 2017.(Reuters file)
J-15 fighter aircraft from China's Liaoning aircraft carrier conduct a drill in an area of South China Sea in January 2, 2017.(Reuters file)

China dispatches warplanes, troops for Pak drill at base close to India border

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:46 PM IST
The latest edition of the drill will take place in the backdrop of the ongoing India-China border friction along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
The PLA has already moved out 15 high-speed interceptor boats from the finger 4 area of the high-altitude lake.(Photo courtesy: China Military/eng.chinamil.com.cn)
The PLA has already moved out 15 high-speed interceptor boats from the finger 4 area of the high-altitude lake.(Photo courtesy: China Military/eng.chinamil.com.cn)

Chinese air activity goes down, limited troop pullback effected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:14 AM IST
Both the Indian Air Force (IAF) and PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) had been flying their platforms since the stand-off between India and China’s armies began a month ago in the Galwan and Pangong Tso areas of eastern Ladakh.
China has the second largest air force in the world after the US and operates several types of fighter aircraft including stealth fighters and long-range bombers.(AP File Photo)
China has the second largest air force in the world after the US and operates several types of fighter aircraft including stealth fighters and long-range bombers.(AP File Photo)

China’s air force recruitments hit by poor eyesight of air force pilots, experts warn

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 02:51 PM IST
A report by Chinese military experts didn’t say if the People’s Liberation Army air force had a shortage of pilots but indicated it was difficult to select a candidate who could be trained to fly, and could eventually affect national security.
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