原文标题：China-Japan island dispute: Beijing orders helicopter units to be combat ready
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 People's Liberation Army (PLA) planned to change the training strategy of its army aviation unit as more and more armed helicopters joined the service, PLA Daily which is the official newspaper of the military quoted an army aviation unit as saying.
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.
The unit will work on major missions such as long-distance tasks, large scale offshore operations, attack coordination with other units and large scale airborne operations, it said, adding that the unit will also aim to improve its operation capability based on IT technologies.
Both China and Japan have scaled up military operations after the escalation of the dispute over the islands called Diaoyu by China and Senkakus by Japan.
The PLA move comes in the backdrop of recent military drills conducted by the Japanese army helicopters to defend the islands from enemy raids.
Chinese military exercises in recent months involving ships and aircraft focused on taking the islands and retaining them.
While naval ships of both the countries patrolled the waters of the islands, the two also scrambled aircraft last week to intercept surveillance planes.
Conflict over the islands escalated after Japan, which retained the administrative control over the islands bought them from a private party.
Objecting the move, China sent its ships into the island waters.
On January 15, General Staff Headquarters of the PLA had asked commanders and soldiers to strengthen their readiness for possible war with a directive to stage more exercises.
"The General Staff Headquarters of PLA has pledged to stage more military drills that simulate real combat, urging commanders and soldiers to strengthen their readiness for possible war", the PLA daily reported.
In a directive on military training in 2013, the headquarters said the PLA is determined to improve its combat capability by holding more military exercises to mock real situations on the battlefield, according to the report.
All servicemen and servicewomen should always bear in mind the awareness of war and the sense of crisis, the directive said.
The islands are known to be rich in natural resources, but don't think their worth is such that two countries need to fight over them. Even if there is a limited war over them, it would cost far more than what the islands are worth.
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bvsprasad (vapi) replies to Tiger
The problem with most nations is ego and pride...cost benefit analysis is never the factor, they are preparing for confrontation to defend every square inch of land or island ?
Hiroo Mito (Osaka)
Now chaumin is dared to scare Japan by doing these gimmicks but Japan can handled them well ,,they know their capasity,,,China is just like goon to extortion to japan,,,
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It is all to be because of America's foolishness. Mistake-1) Instead of hitting Pakistan for 9/11 they went to war in Afghanistan, leaving Pakistan provide support for Al-Quida and Taliban from the money they take from America!. Mistake-2) Instead of attacking Saudi Arabia for providing support for Terrorists for 9/11 they went to war with Iraq (for the 2nd time). Mistake-3) Instead of restricting Imports from China, they allowed a free run for China allowing them to sell nail polish & hair pin to all sort of useless plastic toys and gadgets, making them super rich at the cost of America. Mistake-4) While draining money on two wars, paying through nose to China, they are now almost bankrupt. Mistake-5) China knew this is going to happen and now taking bold steps, and America is trapped without options. American public unwilling for another war, American Army is fatigued and yearning to go home, American government is penny less. Mistake-6) Pakistan increased its Nuclear stockpile many fold under the nose of America with american money. AMERICANS ARE REALLY IDIOTS.
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(Mumbai) replies to pats728
kYA ANALYSIS HAI YAAR. YOU SHOULD BE IN THE INDIAN THINK TANK GROUP. YOUR EXPERTISE WILL BE OF GREAT VALUE.
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dragon eager for fire..........japan should show there tsunami....
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China is about to remove the doubts of everyone incl its enemy number 1 India. Japan is a matter of a few hours with or without US support. China is the only country in the world who can financially afford a war.
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Indian (ncr) replies to WanLi
toad of a well. jump out monkey, see the light. U circus creature are the king of its cage,,,,they eat in cage, they poop in cage, they sleep in their cage,,, I wonder ur eye circumference also reduces ur sight
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(Nerul - Navi Mumbai) replies to WanLi
It's high time for Indian diplomacy to extract some good advantages from this issue. Japan is a trustfull nation and could be a good allies of India.
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(Nerul - Navi Mumbai) replies to WanLi
Day Dreamers!!!! Get the moral and floral support from your only friend on earth 'a terrorist nations PAKISTAN' during comming wars.
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shivkumar (nagpur) replies to WanLi
u are living in fools paradise US & japanese forces are capable of denying PLA AF fighters to even take off from its airbases
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Tenzin Wangyal (Tawang) replies to WanLi
It is funny how Chinese netizens are always brimming with over confidence, arrogance and self-ce3ntricism. For them everything is China. Wake up China is not as important as chinese think it is. It is just another country which for the moment happens to have lots of money. A day will come when China will decline. Every superpower has died, China will die too.
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Lene wale hum (dene wale tum) replies to WanLi
Mr Wan Li, can I ask you "kisne tumahari li, aur kitne bar li"
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WanLi replies to Lene wale hum
I think, you still remember 1962? Uh yes that you will never forget throughout your life.
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Wan Li Mullah (Talibanistan) replies to WanLi
Paki Pig, think, you still remember 1948, 1960, 1965, 1971, 1999 when we skinned you filthy scums alive and threw you to dogs? Uh yes that you will never forget throughout your life, i know , coward Paki Pig under a fake name
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Time to teach a lesson to China ... they are not super power
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y (f) replies to rohan
who dares to be the teacher?
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Morgan (Australia) replies to y
Philippine will do. :-)
Japan should stand firmly for its sovereignty..
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In WW II China had changed its capital two-three time because of Japanese attack........ IF there will be war between them, Chinese definitely have to face defeat.......again in the hand of Japanese...
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hope to get some exitement in twentyfirst century
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f kin chinese are trying to controll whole Asia.
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Deepak Kumar S (Delhi)
I do not think there is going to be war between China and Japan. It is just stratigic posturing for diplomatic talks to resolve the issue. Peace will help all instead of war. Rest it is upto China and Japan, how better they can resolve this issue. India also wants better tieswith China alongwith Japan. War willnot help anybody.
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Amit Kumar (Mumbai)
The thing is, Japan is not as weak as the world believes it is despite it's smaller size. In terms of technology, Japan's military technology is more robust than China's. Besides, Japan has a treaty with the US which states that the US will come to Japanese help in case of trouble. They signed this treaty after World War 2 to prevent Japan from developing weapons of mass destruction.
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Did this author forget the classic episode of betrayal, "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" or was it "Hindi-Chini Bye Bye"? How can Indians be so short-sighted? "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, SHAME ON ME."
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US is jealous of China's growth. US never supports China and India
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Double standard of USA! If it relates to their favored nation like Japan, warning or advise is ready but if it relates to India, Philippines or Vietnam No action!!!
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KillBill (in your pocket)
Please don't go to war over a bunch of islands.
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Japanese are more trust worthy than Chinese.
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China is ready for war.. but non other country is reacting on this matter
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This time China will bites the stone?
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What china will do with that small island.. better China fight with USA for Mars
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KC and Jojo (United States) replies to Prasant
China needs the island for resources, and as a strategic control. Their navy is currently trapped by Japan and the US.
Emperor Shih Huang tee (New Delhi)
China must not get into a war they cannot win. Japan is not Tibet. Japan is not India. Japan is Japan and is still very powerful. Japanese will not take a back step. China must learn how to be wise. Confucious said better to not throw stones at neighbor's house if your own house made of glass.
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