China to boost military cooperation with Pakistan: Report

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BEIJING: China plans to step up military cooperation with "all weather" friend Pakistan to produce ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and a multi-role combat aircraft, official media here reported as Pakistan's new army chief held talks with top Chinese officials.

On his first visit to China after he took over as Pakistan's army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday held talks with General Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint Staff Department under the Central Military Commissi ..

Bajwa also called on Chinese Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, General Fan Changlong and Commander of the People's Liberation Army General Li Zhuocheng and discussed regional security, economy defence cooperation and other issues of mutual interest.

The "all-weather" strategic partnership has withstood changes in the international community, Fang said.

The talks will consolidate and deepen military exchanges between China and Pakistan, while new cooperation on military techniques might also be discussed, Song Zhongping, a military expert who served in the Second Artillery Corps (now known as the PLA Rocket Force), told state-run Global Times.

Weapon exchanges, including the mass production of FC-1 Xiaolong which in Pakistan called JF-17 Thunder is a lightweight and multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by the two countri ..

China's authorisation to Pakistan to produce ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, anti-ship missiles and main battle tanks in Pakistan is also on the agenda, he said.

The talks will consolidate and deepen military exchanges between China and Pakistan, while new cooperation on military techniques might also be discussed, Song said.

The military cooperation between China and Pakistan will be further enhanced especially in weapons and anti-terrorism sectors, the report said.

The two sides also vowed yesterday to ensure the safety of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an important part of China's One Belt and One Road initiative.

Military cooperation between China and Pakistan will be further enhanced especially in weapons and anti-terrorism sectors, experts noted.

Masood Khalid, Pakistan's Ambassador to China, said at a news conference on Tuesday that Pakistan has deployed more than 15,000 troops to protect the CPEC and the country's navy has raised a special contingent for the protection of Gwadar Port.

As Pakistan faces frequent threats from terrorist forces such as the Taliban and al-Qaeda, military's support is necessary to ensure a safe environment in the regions where China has invested heavily, Song said.

The two countries agreed to enhance anti-terrorism cooperation at the meeting, vowing to resolutely strike against terrorist forces including the East Turkestan Islamic Movement active in China's restive Xinjiang which is the connecting point of the CPEC.

The daily quoted Bajwa as saying that Pakistan's military is willing to deepen the cooperation with the Chinese army and fully support the Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism in Counter Terrorism by Afghanistan-China-Pakistan- Tajikistan Armed Forces.
 

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So china desperately showing signs of wanting war with India hence provocations. Its now or never for china for war plans as we expected critical conflict could be between 2018-2020. Beyond which china cannot handle India's advancement in tech and economy.
 

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So china desperately showing signs of wanting war with India hence provocations. Its now or never for china for war plans as we expected critical conflict could be between 2018-2020. Beyond which china cannot handle India's advancement in tech and economy.
I am seeing 2020 timeline for a 2nd Indo-china war.. may be it could short term low intensity.. but it is surely on the cards.. becuz every scenario for a war between the two are slowly getting check-listed..
 

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its a provocation for india from china , before 2020 there will be more sabotage in pakistan and north korea and india and u.s along with other genuine stakeholders will them put out in south china sea

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-...n/news-story/a8f730be9c77f800bede1d7638e7e4e1

US military action against nuclear-armed North Korea is an “option on the table”, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday after warning the policy of strategic patience with Pyongyang was over.

In strong statements that appear to signal a sea change in American policy towards the isolated country, the United States’ top diplomat said North Korea’s burgeoning missile and nuclear programmes must be halted.

“Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict,” he told reporters in Seoul, but added: “If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, then that option’s on the table.” “The policy of strategic patience has ended,” Tillerson told a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-Se.

“We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, economic measures. All options are on the table.” “Strategic patience” is the term given to the US policy under former President Barack Obama when the United States ruled out engaging the North until it made a tangible commitment to denuclearisation, hoping that internal stresses would bring about change.

Tillerson’s visit to Asia - South Korea is the second leg of the tour — is his first foray into crisis management.

His remarks on Friday came a day after he said in Tokyo that 20 years of efforts to denuclearise the North had “failed” and promised a new approach.

North Korea has a long-standing ambition to become a nuclear power and conducted its first underground atomic test in 2006, in the teeth of global opposition.

Four more test blasts have followed, two of them last year.

Allowing the North to retain its present level of weapons technology was not appropriate, Tillerson said in Seoul.

“That would leave North Korea with significant capabilities that would represent a true threat.” The United Nations has imposed multiple sets of sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes, but its main diplomatic protector and trade partner China is accused of not fully enforcing them.

Tillerson will be going on to Beijing on Saturday to press it to do more. “I don’t believe we have ever fully achieved the maximum level of action that can be taken under the UN Security Council resolution with full participation of all countries.

“We know that other nations can take actions.” Earlier in the day, Tillerson had visited the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two Koreas to gaze on the North for himself.

Under the glaring eyes of alert North Korean soldiers, Tillerson toured the Panmunjom joint security area, guarded by both North Korea and the US-led United Nations Command since the Korean War ended with an armistice in 1953.

North Korean soldiers watched from their side of the demarcation line — marked by cement blocks on the ground. At one point they were only a few feet from Tillerson, with one taking either video or photos.

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What happened to MTCR ? Pakistan is not member of MTCR. If both of our enemy states are not playing with rules anymore , we MUST do the same.
 

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There wont be any war as there is too less to gain and too much to loose.

Moreover Chinese are not dumb like Pakistanis.
 

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agni 5 & 6 with hydrogen bomb + nuclear bomb mix drop in shanghai:brahmos::shoot::pound::pound::pound::pound:
 

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There are rumors that the chinis are gifting S300 clones hq9 to pakis. how will it affect Indian preparedness after they have acquired the aforementioned system ?
 

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WHy are you worried।।


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INDRA DEV DA NAAM JO BHAVAY MELECH DA SEES LAJAVEY NIHAAL HO JAVEY।।ਸਤਿਸ਼੍ਰੀਅਕਾਲ।।
 

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we should be happy that Pakistan is no longer buying cutting edge american/western hardware and now building a dollar store military.

I remember how disheartening it was to learn pakisalafiland were getting f16s and harpoon when I was a kid but hearing they get J15s makes me breath a sigh of relief.
 

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