China is building third aircraft carrier: Reports
BEIJING: China on Monday officially confirmed that it is building its third aircraft carrier which is stated to be "bigger and mightier" than the other two warships, a move by Beijing to bolster its blue-water navy capability to operate far from its shores.
A "new-generation carrier" is being constructed at the shipyard as per schedule, the state-run China Daily reported quoting Xinhua
If we get our indigenous carrier operational by 2023 and RIGHT NOW start the building of a third large carrier of over 60000 tonnes displacement, then we will not be too far behind CHina. At least this is one area where we won''t be 15 years behind the Chinese
Arman S - del
We will send Modi to crush the Aircraft carrier with his bear hug. Then Amit Shah will jump on it and flatten it. After that Udhav Thakeray will sell wada pav on it.
This news should be of serious concern to India. Unfortunately, India has a low spending on defense as percentage of GDP, compared to some other big spenders. As an example, China has a defense budget of $250 billion, while India has a measly budget of $50-60 billion. China is encircling India slowly and steadily, and the land grab in Ladakh (Aksai Chin) and also attempts to grab land of Bhutan and India on the Eastern border should send alarm bells ringing in New Delhi. China has evil intentions in regards to India, and unless India improves its defense budget and spends substantial energy in building an indigenous defense industry, China will one day usurp land and make India pay through its nose. WAKE UP INDIA.
China can afford to build 10 Aircraft Carriers because of their huge pockets which have been achieved by decades of hard work. What I fail to understand is why Indian Navy keeps on asking for the expensive 3rd Aircraft Carrier INS Vishal when they very well know India is a poor country with corrupt politicians and and economy 1/5th of China''s. We should cut our coat according to our cloth and work on a defensive strategy rather than harboring ambitions to project power beyond our shores.
Why do they need 3rd? One for East India and 2nd for South India; What they will do with 3rd?
lets hope we can keep up with the chinese navy
It is too early to say when it will be completed as China, unlike the Indian media, discloses very little sensitive information about the capabilities of its new weapons programs, but China plans to have four aircraft carrier battle groups in service by 2030, according to naval experts.
No worry! India can always buy carriers from Russia, US or France to counter China. The US has promised full technology transfer of their carrier technology to India, all due to Modi.
Hindu d-gs'' Vikrant has been building for more than 10 years......he...he.....