China engaging in largest conventional military buildup since World War II: Australian envoy

Updated: Sep 26 2023 6:33PM

Kolkata, Sep 26 (PTI) A top Australian envoy on Tuesday claimed China is putting together the “largest” conventional military buildup since the Second World War, without clarifying the strategic purpose behind the exercise.

Australia has sought to stabilise its relationship with China after a “difficult period”, he said.

“China is engaging in the largest conventional military buildup that the world has seen since the Second World War. And, this buildup is happening without an explanation of its strategic purpose or any reassuring statecraft.