South Asia and Beyond

When The Military Swears Loyalty To A Party, Not The Country

NEW DELHI: The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the only military force in the world, which it meant not to serve a nation or its people but a political party—the Communist Party of China. Once a behemoth, it’s on course to transform itself into a lean and mean force, acquiring modern technological trends along the way. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale looks at the history of the force, how it has evolved over time and one of its biggest weaknesses vis-à-vis the Indian defence forces.

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