BEIJING: China has tested its first stealth combat drone, state media said on Friday, citing online photos of an aircraft resembling a shrunken US B2 bomber and hailing the advance toward Western-level technology.The test flight of the " Sharp Sword" unmanned aircraft is another step in China's years-long military build-up, with its defence spending now the second highest in the world and growing by double-digit percentages each year.It comes weeks after Tokyo said a drone had flown near East China Sea islands claimed by both it and Beijing, causing tensions between the rivals to escalate by another notch.据官媒22日报道，中国试飞首架隐身无人攻击机，报道引用了网上的图片，无人机看起来像美国B2轰炸机的缩小版，媒体为中国向西方水平技术迈进而欢呼雀跃。利剑无人机的试飞是中国多年军事建设取得的另一大步，中国军事开支如今已经跻身世界第二，且以每年两位数的比例在增长。数周前，东京声称一架无人机飞临其与北京共同主张的东海岛屿，导致了这两个竞争对手之间的紧张关系升级。"The successful flight shows the nation has again narrowed the air-power disparity between itself and Western nations," the China Daily newspaper said.It said Thursday's test flight made China the "fourth power... capable of putting a stealth drone into the sky", after the US, European Union and Britain.Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.《中国日报》称，成功试飞表明中国再次缩小了与西方国家的空中力量差距。21日的试飞使得中国成为继美国、欧洲和英国之后第四个有能力将隐身无人机送上空中的国家。网上的图片显示一架造型优美的灰色三角翼飞机，显然由喷气发动机推动，形似美国的无人攻击机。
maalolan (planet earth)Japan and India together must cut the waging tail of China after Mr. Modi assumes PM office.Agree (2)Disagree (1)Recommend
Ranjan Kumar (Location)The belligerent race will continue till civilization is wiped out from planet earth. Few believe that love is most powerful.
Kasi Iyer Sheeravarneswaran Kasinathan (Unknown)China is ahead of India in several front line technologies,either through focused thrust on R & D or through steeling the technologies from advanced countries including reverse engineering.India need to make more investments on science and Technology to catch up with China with in a decade so that we are not deprived of the latest technologies to compete with other advanced countries and has to remain as relevant.
Abhijay Singh (Unknown)Congrats to China and also a threat to neighboring country.Agree (1)Disagree (1)Recommend
amei_sam ()China is supper power country India super povertyr country that is different.Agree (0)Disagree (4)Recommend (0)中国是超级大国，印度是超级穷国，两者有区别。
PRUDENT (Milky Way) replies to amei_samAnd with a super begging bowl...
Arvind Upadhyay (Kolkata)I think India have to think 2 step beyond from the world only then we will able to fight china & AmericaAgree (2)Disagree (0)Recommend
prekasp (Location)It is a great achievement of China. Also it will prove dangerous to India is beside the point. China is achieving. India , its rulers and media are only harping on 2002 riot, secular versus communal and so on. There is no sense left in our country towards development and security.Agree (1)Disagree (0)Recommend
Crab Kerala (Hindusthan)I don't get it. The Drone of China?Chinkie and there products as a society are going downwards.Its true that chinkies dreams are hard to follow.Agree (3)Disagree (0)Recommend
Krish Tiwari (Location)China flexes its muscles........ India silent....... Pakistan overjoyed........ USA worried........ Russia clueless.......Japan Helpess......World speechless.Agree (0)Disagree (1)Recommend
SiriusSam (Kolkata)Congrats China!!! hope we would be the fifth one and first one among the Non Security Council members to develop such technology indigenously. We would then be the only country in the world to develop good quality drone far cheaper than others.Agree (0)Disagree (1)Recommend
KC and (Location)They probably got it from the one that crashed in Iran. Why do they have to copy us? Why not just do their own thing?Agree (1)Disagree (0)Recommend
Observer (LAC) replies to KC and"Why do they have to copy us?" Because they are not as smart as Indians who are capable of "reinventing wheels".
Sk vm ()Its good that Asian countries develop our own technology.But should make sure not trouble within Asia and neighbours that will make Asia more powerful.
KC and (Location) replies to Sk vmThey got it from the Iran one or the stuff they hack.
他们仿制在伊朗坠毁的美国无人机，要不就是偷来的技术mpraomokkapati (mpraomokkapati)As India had already mastered missile technology , hope that India will be the next country ( fifth) in this stealth combat drone.Agree (3)Disagree (0)Recommend