BEIJING: Amid mounting tensions with the US in the disputed South China Sea, China today said it is building a second aircraft carrier and hinted at plans to make a third one to enhance its blue water capabilities.
China is designing and building its second aircraft carrier "completely on its own" in Dalian in northeastern Liaoning Province, a defence ministry spokesperson said
This carrier, with a displacement of 50,000 tonnes, will be a base for J-15 fighters and other types of aircraft, Colonel Yang Yujun told a monthly press briefing.
We should focus on our human development index. Let Chinese do what ever they want. Pakistan will always be behind us in terms of military and China will always be ahead of us in military. So stop wasting money in filling pockets of Americans, Russian and Israeli
currently we are behind them for sure because of wrong policies successive govt pre 1991.. anyway no use of blaming anyone.. it seems we are going ahead with modernization of our forces which is good... also we are growing economically
cost of running an aircraft carrier with 20 - 25 jets annually is very high...instead we must build platform vessels and produce active drones for attacking.
We will surely have war in the next decade in the Eastern Hemisphere. China with help from North Korea and Pakistan will open war giving SCS issue.
I wish this doesn't happen but the military preparation pushes me to think o/w.
When you can make one successfully, it is easy to build many. China is doing the same for its naval strength.
The countries in the Asian region needs to unite to fight Chinese misadventures if any
soon we need 3rd and 4th cir craft carrier
present govt is doing the right thing in modernizing our defense and other areas in space.. im sure with growth forecasted we will overtake china by 2025...