China has built a batch of its Type 054A frigate for Pakistan. Photo: Handout

Chinese ships and radar boost navies of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

  • Anti-stealth radar seen at Pakistan’s airbase, while China builds ships for its navy, refurbishes others in Bangladeshi colours and gifts vessel to Sri Lanka
  • Latest supplies come amid suggestions that China is encircling India by developing relationships with its neighbours
Topic |   China military

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China has built a batch of its Type 054A frigate for Pakistan. Photo: Handout
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China had the second-largest defence budget after the United States in 2018, according to Nato. Photo: Reuters

Nato set to keep close eye on China’s growing military might

  • Foreign ministers to meet in London to discuss plans to monitor the build-up of Beijing’s armed forces as the bloc tries to show that it is rising to today’s challenges.
Topic |   Nato

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China had the second-largest defence budget after the United States in 2018, according to Nato. Photo: Reuters
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