BREAKING China-Japan: Beijing Orders Helicopter Units To Be Combat Ready! China Sent Its Ships Into The Island Waters After Us Warning!!
January 20th, 2013
BEIJING: Amid rising tensions with Japan over disputed islands, Chinese army in a bid to scale up battle readiness has ordered its armed helicopters to shift focus from logistic missions and gear up for combat operations.
The focus of army aviation unit will be shifted from logistics missions to combat ones, from building the capacity for non-war military actions to core military actions, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the daily as saying.
Both China and Japan have scaled up military operations after the escalation of the dispute over theislands called Diaoyu by China and Senkakus by Japan.
Objecting the move, China sent its ships into the island waters.
US warns China about laying claim to Japan owned Senkaku Islands
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a meeting with Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, said Washington is obligated to defend the Senkaku islet group if it comes under attack under the bilateral security treaty between the US and Japan, the Japan Times reports