Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicPeople’s Liberation Army Navy

Topic: People’s Liberation Army Navy

China’s nuclear missile submarine strength grows, could be larger than global estimates

Chinese efforts at surveying and prying underwater, especially in the Indian Ocean region, have not ceased, and are likely to continue in the future too.

Indian naval ships arrive where Pakistan’s are absent at China fleet review in Qingdao

Ten countries, including India, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam, will deploy 20 vessels to join a naval parade.

After 5 trials & a new coat of paint, China to commission second aircraft carrier by July

CV-17, PLAN’s first indigenously-built carrier, finished its fifth trial on 8 March. It has now been given a coat of paint similar to its predecessor, CV-16.

China’s massive underwater blasts at Djibouti military base pose huge risk to environment

Satellite images show a blast with a diameter of 110m on 6 Dec 2018, which may have badly damaged the environment in the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden area.

Satellite images reveal China’s state-of-art naval airbase

It has 24 aircraft shelters, 3 large hangars possibly for UAVs, one hangar for airborne early warning and control (AEWC) planes, among others.

High-speed production: Chinese navy built 83 ships in just eight years

Chinese experts produce designs which surpass the most modern ships of the US navy in size, volume, armament and quantity

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

National Defence Academy | Twitter | Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff

Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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