The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue no 25: China Planning to Use its Military Force?; Military World Games and Xiangshan Forum; China’s Aircraft Carriers; Z-20 Black Hawk Lookalike and India’s Naval Bid; Qing Dian

China is implementing the largest military build-up since World War II. It is heavily investing in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The PLA has undergone dramatic changes since the 1990s. But under Xi’s leadership, the military reforms are more ambitious and wide-ranging. In the 19th CPC National Congress, Xi pledged that the PLA will achieve modernisation by 2020, informatisation by 2035, and will be a “world-class army” by 2050.

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