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China to unveil new missile types on National Day.

Byline: ANI

Beijing, Sep.28 (ANI): China plans to reveal previously undisclosed technologies in the 108 missiles that it possesses during Thursday's National Day parade here, a senior Chinese military commander has said.

The official Xinhua news agency quoted General Yu Jixun, Deputy Commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Second Artillery Force and Vice Commander-in-Chief of the joint headquarters for the military parade, as saying that all the missiles on display would be new models or upgraded models never before made public.

They would include two types of surface-to-surface conventional missiles, a land-based cruise missile, surface-to-surface intermediate and long-range missiles that could be equipped with either nuclear or conventional warheads, and nuclear-capable intercontinental missiles, he said.

General Yu said the conventional missiles could launch precision strikes in all weathers and directions, while the land-based cruise missile boasted long-range and low-altitude flight, precision targeting, and quick emergency response from concealed places.

The new-type surface-to-surface intermediate and long-range missiles were "major weapons in winning information-based warfare, " he added.

He said the nuclear-capable intercontinental missiles were "remarkable symbols" of China's defense muscle.

The 108 missiles would form five groups that would rumble past the Tian'anmen Rostrum for a review by top leaders and foreign guests on October 1, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. (ANI)

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