China deceived friendly countries by selling them faulty military equipment

The way China is deceiving friendly countries, how much fraud it must be indulging in while dealing with an enemy country like India. Even the attack on India in 1962 was also a part of the fraud. China should be taught a lesson by the entire world by getting united against it.  

New Delhi – China is the fifth-largest exporter of weapon systems, after the US, Russia, France and Germany, but much of its equipment sold to various countries is defective, say sources in intelligence agencies. The world’s fifth-largest arms exporter in 2015-19, China accounted for 5.5 per cent of total global arms exports with its top customers including its Belt and Road Initiative partners as Beijing presents itself as an alternative to Russia.

Earlier, China was exposed for having supplied defective passenger planes to Nepal. Similarly, it has also committed fraud in many countries by supplying them with defective PPE kits, masks, testing kits, etc.

China gave two obsolete 1970s era Ming class Type 035G submarines to Bangladesh at $100 mn each in 2017. Recommissioned as BNS Nobojatra and BNS Joyjatra, these were originally used as training vessels for People’s Liberation Army Navy and had outlived their utility.

In April 2003, PLA Navy Ming Class submarine 361 suffered a mechanical failure in the Yellow Sea, killing all its 70 crew members. Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s recently-acquired two Chinese 053H3 Frigates — BNS Umar Farooq and BNS Abu Ubaidah — arrived at Mongla Port this year, after experiencing multiple defects en route, including a non-functioning navigation radar and gun system. The Chinese have reportedly asked for additional payment to repair the boats.

Six China-made Y12e and MA60 aircraft, already rejected by Bangladesh, were purchased by Nepal for its national airlines but now are lying useless as they are neither suited for Nepal’s terrain nor are spare parts available for them.

Pakistan has borne the brunt of China’s “iron-clad friendship” as it has been made the dumping ground for all types of obsolete, discarded and sub-standard equipment from the Chinese. The refurbished Chinese-built F22P frigates for the Pakistan Navy have been beset with various technical malfunctions.

When Kenya bought Norinco VN-4 armoured personnel carriers, China’s sales representatives declined to sit inside the vehicles during a test firing. Kenya went ahead with the purchase anyway in 2016 and dozens of personnel have been reportedly killed in those vehicles.