'Be ready for a war in 2013 and also win it', China tells its soldiers
Dailybhaskar.com | Jan 18, 2013, 19:36PM IST
Beijing: In the wake of increased tension with Japan over disputed islands, China’s soldiers have been directed to be ready for a war in 2013 and also win it. Government Chinese media disclosed this in a report.
The report also said the soldiers are being prepared to the best possible level and that they are being trained for the purpose.
According to reports, in 2012, no such directive- of getting ready for a war and winning it- was given. The Chinese army has also been told to improve its activities and enhance information and intelligence gathering techniques.
In 20th century, Japan has captured certain territories belonging to China. War has been fought between China and Japan during 1894-95 and 1937-45.
After increased military and economic power, China has become aggressive when it comes to disputes related with land. China has the biggest contingent of armed soldiers and every year its defence budget has been increasing manifold.