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China puts on huge show of its military force for World War Two anniversary


China puts on huge show of its military force for World War Two anniversary

Beijing, Sep 03 (ANI): China held a massive military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Chinese President Xi Jinping descended to Beijing's main thoroughfare and inspected rows of troops, riding past them in a black limousine.

More than 12,000 soldiers, mostly Chinese but with contingents from Russia and elsewhere, then began marching down Changan Avenue, led by veterans of World War Two carried in vehicles. They were followed by ballistic missiles, tanks and armoured vehicles, many never seen in public before.

Advanced fighter jets and bombers flew overhead in a highly-choreographed spectacle that lasted around 90 minutes. Among the weapons China unveiled for the first time was an anti-ship ballistic missile, the Dongfeng-21D, which is reportedly capable of destroying an aircraft carrier with one hit.

Also shown were several intercontinental ballistic missiles such as the DF-5B and the DF-31A as well as the DF-26 intermediate range ballistic missil

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