Close ties between China, Pak armies will help maintain regional peace: PLA
BEIJING: Close ties between militaries of China and Pakistan will not only help maintain an all-weather partnership between the two countries but also the regional peace and global stability, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) said on Thursday.
China's 2.3 million-strong military is the world's largest, and Pakistan has emerged as the biggest consumer of the China-produced military hardware. In the past five years, Pakistan has bought 41 per cent of China's exported weapons, according to analysts.
Pakistan is seeking to make China its main supplier of military hardware, partly due to the looser financial terms offered by Beijing, replacing traditional suppliers from the west.
"China and Pakistan share all-weather partnership. We have maintained very high level of defence exchange and cooperation," Chinese military spokesman, Col Ren Guoqiang told a media briefing here.
"At the same time, I am very confident that military cooperation will help facilitate our state to state relationship and also in maintaining regional peace and international stability", he said.
rana xxxx - mumbai - 6 hours ago
Closer military ties between China and Pakistan means that India will have to militarily stronger to fight Pakistan encouraged terrorism against India and to defend India''s borders both from Pakistan and China. Alternative steps for India will be stronger military ties with Russia, U.S. and possibly with Iran, even though Iran is under watch from U.s and U.S and Russia relations are bad for the present. India will be required to maintain good relation with U.S. and Russia both. On the positive side also China needs India as trading partner for economic advantage, may be for both India and China.
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Abcd - 7 hours ago
It''s absolutely true. Hindu dogs are the main problem in South Asia.
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Chanakya In - India - 1 hour ago
Which means salaries will be paid by Dragon to this bankrupt country.
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KONFUCIUS KEN - 3 hours ago
Funny! When has there not been close ties between Chinese and Pakistani armies? This statement could be directed against NATO build up in Afghanistan. It could also be a politicised reassurrance to Pakistani citizens to ensure that their only hope of secure administration continues to be under their Army''s benevolence viz CPEC''s economics and functionality and security.
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Raman Govindan - Hyderabad - 1 hour ago
USA had surrounded China with defense pacts/allies of Taiwan, South Korea, Japan. India did it with historical good will from from the east and south east Asian nations. China is trying to do it with billions of dollars export surplus dollars. where do we stand! I think we will end up like colony for it, just as in British colonial days!
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Malak Malak - UK - 6 hours ago
Doesn''t matter, Pakistan doesn''t have the capability to make or build their own weapons, only import, they will remain the underdogs and losers
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andy jorgensen - 6 hours ago
Please, we too should bat and bowl for closer ties between the paki and the mercenary army of the slit eyed Chinese. I do hope that this kind of cooperation will lead to at least some of the Chinese military becoming Peaceful in nature.