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Combined military forces of the People's Republic of China

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People's Liberation Army: Combined military forces of the People's Republic of China
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the regular armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and of the PRC's founding and ruling political party, the Communist Party of China (CPC). Besides the Central Military Commission and several minor units directly under it, the PLA has five major service branches: the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, and the Strategic Support Force. A majority of military units around the country are assigned to one of five theater commands by geographical location. The PLA is the world's largest military force and constitutes the second largest defence budget in the world. The PLA is one of the fastest modernising militaries in the world and has been termed as a potential military superpower, with significant regional power and rising global power projection capabilities. Per Credit Suisse in 2015, the PLA is the world's third-most powerful military.


BJP slams Farooq Abdullah’s Article 370 & China remark, says it’s ‘seditious’ [Video]

BJP slams Farooq Abdullah’s Article 370 & China remark, says it’s ‘seditious’

BJP has lashed out at National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah over his recent remarks on the abrogation of Article 370 in the valley and the Chinese aggression at the border. BJP said that..

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Can India conduct cross LAC strikes against China?: Lt Gen DS Hooda answers [Video]

Can India conduct cross LAC strikes against China?: Lt Gen DS Hooda answers

India and China have been engaged in a tussle at the LAC in Ladakh since May 2020. After the tussle turned violent in Galwan valley, leading to casualties on both sides, talks have been underway but no..

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India-China in touch via diplomatic, military channels to resolve situation: MEA [Video]

India-China in touch via diplomatic, military channels to resolve situation: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava stated that India and China are in touch via diplomatic, military channels to resolve situation. "India-China are in touch via..

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ITBP personnel undergo fitness check-up in Leh before leaving for forward positions [Video]

ITBP personnel undergo fitness check-up in Leh before leaving for forward positions

Personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are undergoing fitness check-up at an ITBP camp in Leh on September 08 before departing for various forward postings. The development comes amid the..

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5 boys of Arunachal abducted by Chinese Army, claims Congress's Ninong Ering [Video]

5 boys of Arunachal abducted by Chinese Army, claims Congress's Ninong Ering

In a self made video, Congress leader Ninong Ering claimed that five boys from Nacho, Upper Subansiri in Arunachal Pradesh have been abducted by China's PLA (People's Liberation Army). He said,..

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'Situation along LAC slightly tense': Army Chief speaks on border row with China [Video]

'Situation along LAC slightly tense': Army Chief speaks on border row with China

Army Chief General MM Naravane, who is visiting Ladakh amid the escalating between India and China at the LAC met with officers and jawans stationed in the area. General Naravane admitted that the..

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Watch: Chinese ambassador on Galwan clash, border tension & India-China ties [Video]

Watch: Chinese ambassador on Galwan clash, border tension & India-China ties

Even as India and China are involved in a tense standoff at the LAC in Ladakh with the PLA refusing to disengage from the Finger area, Chinese ambassador to India has made an outreach to India...

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