Chinese Army Rejig

PLA Is Modernising, But Is It Battle-ready?

Nitin A. Gokhale New Delhi 28 January 2019

Restructuring and modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army has been an ongoing discussion point for some years now. Every now and then, some aspect of the process generates worldwide headlines. Recently, the fact that the PLA land forces would be cut down to less than a million, grabbed headlines. So what exactly does the PLA restructuring entail? The PLA is modernising at a fast pace, but is it battle-ready? Our Editor-in-Chief tries to make sense for the uninitiated.

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