China's Peoples' Liberation Army soldiers
China's Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers march at the Ngong Shuen Chau Barracks  in Hong KongGetty

The world's largest military force, the People's Liberation Army in China, is developing software that will immediately tip off authorities each time soldiers leak classified information from their smartphones.

The program has been designed to restrict access to specific websites, set limits on communication hours and keep an eye on the use of sensitive words. The software can be installed remotely so Chinese authorities will not require physical access to the personnel's smartphones.

The program has an advanced GPS mechanism to track each user's phone number and mobile phone model as well.

In case a soldier or officer still tries to leak classified data, the software will detect it and immediately alert authorities. Selling military secrets and classified data is punishable by death in China.

The software is being tested by China's Rocket Forces and is an additional precaution to the already stringent system of state control over internet in China. The PLA described the measure to China News as a "safe space for soldiers to surf the internet" without having the chance to leak any confidential data.

The PLA with a strength of almost 0.18% of the country's population, is the mightiest armed force in the world in terms of its manpower. It also has the second largest tank fleet, next only to Russia and the second largest submarine fleet behind the US.