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China’s military flexes muscles for domestic objective: more funding

BEIJING: With stealth jets entering service, leaked pictures of new high-tech naval artillery and proud reports of maneuvers that “dare to shine the sword,” China’s armed forces are putting on a show of power as they lobby for greater defense spending. Although it is the world’s largest military, the People’s Liberation Army has been privately unhappy that it got less than double-digit funding increases the past two years. It has recently been making the case that it needs more money to deal with increased global…

Stepping up security: Heavy artillery moved towards Pak-Afghan border

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army has beefed up security along with Pak-Afghan border in Chaman and Torkham districts in a bid to stem illegal border movement, ARY News reported. The army has also moved heavy artillery to the Afghan border. The latest development comes in the wake of military action against terrorist camps on the border killing commanders of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Jamaatul Ahrar (JA) faction on the Torkham border opposite Mohmand and Khyber tribal regions. Pakistan security officials have said…