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China to build world-class armed forces by mid-21st century: Xi

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by randomradio, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel REGISTERED

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    http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-10/18/content_7791686.htm

    Xi Jinping said Wednesday the Communist Party of China (CPC) will strive to fully transform the people's armed forces into world-class military by the mid-21st century.

    By the year 2020, mechanization will be basically achieved, with IT application coming a long way and strategic capabilities seeing a big improvement. The modernization of the national defense and armed forces should be basically completed by 2035, Xi said at the opening session of the 19th CPC National Congress.

    The CPC will build a powerful and modernized army, navy, air force, rocket force, and strategic support force, develop strong and efficient joint operations commanding institutions for theater commands, and create a modern combat system with distinctive Chinese characteristics, he said.

    "A military is built to fight," he said, stressing combat capability as the criterion to meet.

    Technology is the core combat capability, he said, adding the people's military will be made more innovative.

    The CPC will speed up development of intelligent military, and improve combat capabilities for joint operations based on network information system and the ability to fight under multi-dimensional conditions.

    Founded in 1927, the People's Liberation Army now commands about two million service personnel. Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CPC has put forward the goal of building a strong military that follows the Party, fights to win and forges exemplary conduct.

    A new military structure has been established with the Central Military Commission exercising overall leadership, the theater commands responsible for military operations, and the services focusing on developing capabilities.

    The military has carried out major missions related to the protection of maritime rights, countering terrorism, maintaining stability, disaster rescue and relief, international peacekeeping, escort services in the Gulf of Aden, and humanitarian assistance.
     
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    randomradio Colonel REGISTERED

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    So 2035 is how long we have in order to get up to speed.

    By then the navy should have 3 carriers, 250+ naval vessels with 300 fighter aircraft and at least 24+ operational modern attack submarines.

    The army should become highly modernized and networked, particularly the infantry. With 2 China specific strike corps backed by UAVs and gunships.

    The air force should get up to speed with a full complement of 42 squadrons with at least 10 squadrons of 5++ gen aircraft. That's about 850 fighters.

    You can expect the Chinese to have 3000 fighter aircraft, 8 carriers, 500+ naval ships, 100+ attack submarines by then.
     
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    Bloom 17 2nd Lieutant IDF NewBie

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    But these number would still not be enough to compete with both Chinese and American navies right? Things change very fast within a decade i don't expect Americans to be out friends.

    Considering the way GOI runs around like a headless chicken and the current rate of induction i highly doubt the above numbers. But i can always be wrong, im not knowledgeable in this field :computer1:
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    We will be a world class economy by then(we were before as well for 18 centuries). World class military will be natural by-product(for keeping away thieves and bandits - lesson learned the hard way.)
     
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    No, it is not enough against either if we go mano-a-mano. But it is enough military strength to keep them away from IOR. But we can build up to their level in the following decade. That's when we will transition from the middle tier to the big leagues.

    We will be in a better position to tell by 2020. Our procurement rate between 2017 and 2025 is not a lot. 123 LCA and possibly 72 Rafale. It's barely good enough.

    But after 2025, it will be very, very good. Navy MRCBF, Navy MII, SE MII, TE MII, FGFA, they will all start delivering.
     
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    Would you like to review with your calculation, since Chinese have big Industrial Base, but no were like 3000+ fighter aircraft, 8 carriers and 100 attack Submarines. Even if they have, it would be mamouth amount of money for the Operational, maintaining, fuel, ammunition, training and personal costing. China will actually bring down the numbers, for the quality. We are actually talking more about the 2.5 front, but forgeting the number of front, that PLA and PRC is facing. They are actually facing the 3 powerful navies US, Japanese and South Korean in the East, On Land they have to deal with the Russian along the Serbian front, and the very unstable North Korean Issue with Nuclear weapon, and the biggest fear the people of China, therefore the amount of Defence budget for the homeland security surpasses the External security. Defeating China is impossible for the US carrier fleets, and its allies together with the India too, but defeating PRC party, gaurded by PLA is very much possible.
     
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    Bloom 17 2nd Lieutant IDF NewBie

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    Both SSN's and SSBN's combined how many nuclear submarines are we seeing by 2030?

     
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    They will match the US in numbers by 2035.

    If India is planning a 200 ship navy by 2027, then China can easily get double that.
     
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    Right now, it's 6 SSNs and 5 SSBNs.
     

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