BMP-2M

To Counter Chinese Xinqingtan light tank india to Upgrade 693 BMP-2 ICVs

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the INR24 billion (USD371 million) upgrade of 693 Indian Army (IA) BMP-2/2K Sarath infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) to BMP-2M standard. Under the proposed upgrade, the BMP-2’s current power pack will be upgraded from 285 horsepower to 380. The upgrade also will provide better observation and surveillance, night-fighting capability,…

There are hints that China might pursue foreign basing for its submarine force.

Is This the Future of Chinese Submarine Power?

Between major decisions on a new deployment to Afghanistan and a wholly new Persian Gulf crisis, not to mention the boiling crises in Syria and North Korea, Washington strategists can be forgiven for putting China’s naval buildup on the back burner. As Beijing fills the “near seas”—and now the “far seas”—with new frigates, destroyers and…

China's fast moving amphibious vehicle.

China’s Amphibious Armored Car Might be World’s Fastest in the Water

It doesn’t look like much but China’s new amphibious armored car has ambitions of becoming the world’s fastest and part of the equipment inventory of the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF). A prototype of the yet unnamed 4×4 wheeled armored fighting vehicle (AFV) being developed by little known North China Institute of Vehicle Research…