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94 years of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) marks the 94th founding anniversary on 1st August 2021.The 94th Anniversary of the founding of Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) was also commemorated at Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters (GHQ). Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the chief guest on the occasion. Ambassador of China to Pakistan Mr. Nong Rong, Defence Attache Major General Chen Wen rong, officials from Chinese Embassy & officers from tri-services of Pakistan attended the event.
The PLA is an army of the people built and led by the Communist Party of China (CPC). China’s military, over 94 years have face many battles and endured countless hindrances and hardships, yet has dazzled history with glorious victories and splendid achievements on its credit.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is not only the symbol of security and independence of the Chinese people but also ensure the regional and global peace and security.
The Communist Party of China launched an armed uprising to strive for national independence and the people’s liberation on 1 August 1927. The day is celebrated as the Army Day in China now.
The PLA has made an indelible and incredible historical contribution to the Chinese people’s liberation, socialist construction and economic reforms, safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, maintaining world peace and promoting human progress under the dynamic leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) responding faithfully to the call for a community with a shared future for mankind and globally famous for formidable, most civilised and peaceful military force of the world. China’s armed forces are widely contributing worldwide to develop military-to-military relations that are non-aligned, non-confrontational and not directed against any third party.
The Chinese military has undertaken more and more peacekeeping, naval escort and international humanitarian assistance in past few decades which has won many laurels and appreciations.
China’s armed forces is the contributors to global development and the defenders of the international order and is fully committed to the global peace & acts as the builders and champion of world peace. With the substantial resources China is devoting to national defense, the PLA is clearly becoming an increasingly professional and capable fighting force.
The PLA has undergone a remarkable transformation since the mid-1990s hence China’s defense industry transformed into tremendous progress in terms of its ability to deliver advanced weaponry and equipment to the PLA over the past two decades. The PLA has devoted considerable attention to modernizing its ground forces but the most notable improvements have come in China’s naval, air, missile, space, and C4ISR capabilities. The PLAN’s surface ships have improved dramatically since the 1990s, when China began acquiring modern destroyers from Russia. In recent years, China has shed its reliance on imported surface ships and produced a number of classes of modern surface combatants, including guided missile frigates (FFGs) and guided missile destroyers (DDGs) with greatly improved anti surface and anti air warfare capabilities. Along with improvements to its surface fleet, the modernization of China’s submarine fleet has focused on qualitative improvements resulting in a more-modern and -capable undersea warfare force. Over the past two decades, China has developed impressive space, cyber, and EW capabilities. High-level official. Nuclear weapons are seen as playing an indispensable role. The cornerstone of China’s approach to nuclear weapons, ever since its first nuclear test in 1964, has been its no-first use policy yet it still deter the world and China is rapidly modernizing and expanding its nuclear force. China’s current nuclear stockpile includes a total of about 250 nuclear weapons. China’s deployed nuclear force consists of MRBMs and IRBMs for regional deterrence missions, silo-based ICBMs, road-mobile ICBMs, and an emerging SSBN and submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) capability. China releases very little information about its nuclear weapons, but outside experts assess China’s older missile systems carry multi megaton warheads and that the more-modern road-mobile ICBMs have yields of several hundred kilotons (for example, Kile, Schell, and Kristensen. China’s nuclear posture has been evolving to meet the country’s changing national security needs. The U.S. Defense Department’s China Task Force recently characterized Beijing as Washington’s “number one pacing challenge,” the Pentagon’s 2022 budget continues a troubling trend of treating the PLA as a long-term, “over-the-horizon” threat
China has made remarkable headway in modernizing its defense science, technology, and industrial capabilities and has achieved impressive results in a number of areas since the inception of this century. Generational improvements have been made in the development and production of a growing array of weapons, from warships to combat aircraft, although the Chinese defense industry overall still lags technologically one or two generations behind the global frontier.
PLA’s participation in military diplomacy and other types of international military exchanges & initiatives intended to improve the professionalism of the PLA. These improvements in Chinese military capabilities could pose serious challenges to the interests of the United States and its allies. As former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates observed:
“Beijing’s investments in cyber warfare, anti satellite warfare, antiaircraft and antiship weaponry, submarines, and ballistic missiles could threaten the United States’ primary means to project its power and help its allies in the Pacific: bases, air and sea assets, and the networks that support them”.
China firmly opposes hegemonic designs, unilateralism and double standards of the western world, supports dialogues and consultations, and fully and earnestly implements UNSC resolutions.
Under the strong, vigorous and energetic leadership of the CPC Central Committee with President Xi Jinping at its core, China’s armed forces are diligently performing their missions in the new challenging role as world’s economic & military superpower, upholding the leadership of the CPC and the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, safeguarding China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, safeguarding the important period of strategic opportunities for China’s development, promoting regional and world peace and striving to provide a strong guarantee for completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieving the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.