China greater threat than Pak: IAF chief

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Indian Air Force chief Marshal Fali Homi Major
New Delhi, May 24: Indian Air Force chief Marshal Fali Homi Major said that India faces a greater threat from China than Pakistan because New Delhi knows litter about Beijing's combat capabilities.

India and China, the world's two most populous nations fought a brief but brutal war over their 3,500 km (2,200 mile) Himalayan border in 1962, and both sides claim the other is occupying big but largely uninhabited chunks of their territory. India's close relation with United States is also causing concern for China.

Major said that China has a standing army almost three times the size of Pakistan's and he raised concern over India's lack of knowledge about China's military.

"We know very little about the actual capabilities of China, their combat edge or how professional their military is," said Marshal Fali Homi Major, "They are certainly a greater threat," he added.

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