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A look at China's military weapons

[ Updated 30 Jan 2013, 06:49:12 ]
A look at China's military weapons
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New Delhi: In a single generation, China has transformed itself from a largely agrarian country into a global manufacturing and trading powerhouse. 



China’s economy is 20 times bigger than it was two decades ago and is on track to surpass the United States’ as the world’s largest. But perhaps most startling has been the growth of China’s ambitious and increasingly powerful military.

Just 10 years ago, the budget for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was roughly $20 billion. Today, that number is more like $100 billion.

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) makes up the whole of China's military machine. The Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force, and Second Artillery Corps all fall under the PLA.  

The PLA is the world's largest military, with more than 2.25 million active personnel.  

Here's a look at many of the weapons that China's betting on to establish its new military might:




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