Self-propelled antitank gun "octopus-СДМ1" that India can buy from Russia, will allow to effectively deal with military equipment of the probable enemy. This opinion was expressed by the Polish edition Defence24.
Earlier, the Indian edition of the Economic Times, citing military sources reported that the government allowed purchases of foreign light tanks on the background of a military confrontation with China in Eastern Ladakh. Among the possible options the Economic Times mentioned "octopus SDM-1," which in its technical characteristics similar to tanks T-72 and T-90, operated by the Indian army.
The signing by US President Donald trump law on bringing China to account for its actions in respect of Hong Kong will not affect Beijing's policy, China will go to the end in defending their national interests, the head of the Expert Council of the Russian-Chinese Committee of friendship, peace and development, Yuri Tavrovsky.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump said that he had signed the law and the presidential decree on bringing China to account for its actions in respect of Hong Kong. The law "About the autonomy of Hong Kong" was adopted first by the house of representatives, and in early July by the U.S. Senate and sent to the President for signature. The document envisages the introduction of sanctions against foreign individuals and companies implicated in violation of the British-Chinese Declaration of 1984 and the basic law of the PRC, which determines the position of Hong Kong as a special administrative region of China. Trump also signed a decree abolishing economic preferences for Hong Kong.
On red square on June 24, Moscow hosted the Victory Parade, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the great Patriotic war. At the invitation of the Russian side, China sent to participate in the event, the delegation and honor guard of the PLA population of 105 soldiers.
Since 1995, military parade dedicated to the Victory Day celebration, it was decided to conduct every year in Russia on may 9. Despite the global pandemic coronavirus, Vladimir Putin took the decision on holding of the military parade on red square on June 24. The date was chosen not casually: on this day in 1945 the Soviet Red Army held the first Parade of Victory in Moscow. Part of the guard of honor of the PLA in this event as it was five years ago, demonstrated a high level of Russian-Chinese relations.