原文标题：China’s new carrier extends military modernization drive
BEIJING: China successfully tested an indigenously-built freight plane capable of airlifting tanks and combat troops to difficult and inaccessible mountainous areas like its Tibet border with India. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the test took place on Saturday in northwest China.
The transporter, Y-20, puts China in the exclusive club of countries having large air lifters like the United States' C-17 and Russia's Il-76. And it also gives a boost to the country's efforts to use homegrown technology to expand defense capacity. The Y-20 is also likely to cause a cringe in Tokyo and Manila, which are involved in island disputes with China.
This is the second major piece of military hardware that China is showcasing since the recent launch of its first aircraft carrier. The "strategic airlifter" will seriously augment China's military capabilities, which made several advances since the launch of the direct railway line to Tibet over five years ago.
A western defense website said the Y-20, which can carry 66 tons and soar up to 13,000 meters, is powered by four Russian-built Soloviev D-30KP-2 engines and most of the parts and WS-20 turbofan engines are built in China. The plane took off at around 2:00pm from an airport in Yanliang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, which borders Tibet, according to CCTV News. The Y-20 program is an important part of China's "Medium- and Long-Term National Science and Technology Development Program (2006-20)".
Y-20 is developed by Xian Aircraft Industry, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country's leading military aircraft maker.
Dipta Das (World)
We can buy some chinese tanks, misiles, ships, etc. at cheap rate.
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We should not trust China. Remember 1962
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chinck copy of c17 look on google
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shieladickshit (QLD) replies to bombpak
TaTa cars are copies of Mercedes because they have four wheels....
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Dipta Das (World) replies to shieladickshit
Thanks for comparing TATA cars with MERC. Mr. Ratan Tata will be very pleased and make you his successor.
Hope India is watching this move
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Need Toilets need Food (need to stop R@pists) replies to myalmightygod
let India first build Toilets for 800 million peoples
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Secular no more (Mumbai) replies to Need Toilets need Food
Don't tell me china has toilets for every one....poverty prevail there too...remember China is a developing nation not a developed nation.
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myalmightygod replies to Need Toilets need Food
Better you first get sanitized and then comment
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saranathan Lakshminarasimhan (chennai)
This is alarming, India need to watch out.
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shiela dickshit (QLD) replies to saranathan Lakshminarasimhan
if a transporter plane scares you, you must be very timid.
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A toy plane shot with imax camera .
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Looks like a copy of IL-76.
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Look like a typical chinese product - weird colors ,cheap, fraud , no guarantee .
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chinxks copy everything
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and CORRUPT Indian leaders have ordered 10 C-17 Heavy lift planes from USA worth 19000 crores. A single plane will cost India 1900 crores, while a Russian plane with almost same weight lifting capability could cost us around 400 crores. This is one of the BIGGEST CORRUPT DEALS in Indian history. It seems CONGRESS has garnered almost 10000 Crores from C-17 deal.
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Dr. Chauhan (Noida)
It is designed in Israel from U.S. technology.
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India should keep its eyes open to learn as much as possible about its eastern neighbour. ONE SHOULD KNOW THE ENEMY TO DEFEAT THE ENEMY.
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Gr8 one.. Its not that easy to build big aircrafts and chines has achieved it..
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Empty box make louder noise. If communist Chinese regime build aircraft carrier or toilet carrier what is big deal? exhibits to who? Tibetan people has a saying " At home there is no rice to feed, but show rice all over the Window frame" that's what communist regimes are doing, another Tibetan saying " To win a battle, Without firing a bullet " that's what communist Chinese regime's dream by spreading propaganda s of achieving this and that.
If China can make such planes with Russian engines why can't we do it.
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Imran Khan (Islamabad)
India's days r numbered.
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India and Russia are also jointly developing a Multirole Transport Aircraft to replace the ageing C130 and An-32 fleet. It is expected to fly by 2014 and to enter service by 2016. This Chinese transport aircraft has also Russian engines and based on a Russian model.
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Rajeev Asokan (Bangalore, India)
Dear fellow county men please stop buying duplicate Chinese products. If you are buying one product with made in China seal remember you are paying to fund cross border terrorism.
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soon they will cross USA in military modernization....
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Bryan (USA) replies to ashish
Japan thought that too during WWII
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Lama (in the hills of Khajurao)
I need a trip on it to Tibet. Please take me
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Monk (Dharamsala) replies to Dalai Lama
Don't need the plane, just burn yourself and the wind will blow you there.
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Madavan Rajasegar (Mumbai)
India the superpower is watching....
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Sumit Singh (agra)
china can make such big planes but cant choose good color for them it looks like a toy plane because of its color god give them some sense...india should develop transport carriers of this type soon if it wants to be in race with china..
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Is there a country that has border with china that china does not have border dispute with?
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Ron Sundar (USA)
China is well poised to become a superpower competing with USA. It has the resources, manpower and technical know how to plan and execute within schedule. China wants to be totally self sufficient in all types of technology and become a world leader. They are progressing by leaps and bounds in every front and India certainly can learn from China.
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Jack Periera (Australia)
"indigenously-built freight plane" lol. There is no such thing called indigenous there. From Noodle to Nuclear everything is stolen or copied from either US or Russia or Japan and several other countries. This is universally accepted and globally known fact.
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I would love to be working in China and know about the Chinese culture and language.
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Melvin Polatnick (Brooklyn, New York)
China wants its share of the worlds wealth and the US has no choice but to grant their request. A civil war in China is needed to restore the US to its former position as the boss of bosses.
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Bharat (Bharat )
This is why we procured C-17 globemaster from America.
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In last 65 years, we failed to build a simple aircraft engine. We are only good at providing IT services globally.
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Chinese dont talk, they act
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Ajay (perth) replies to Ajay
No body can understand when they talk.
Chatur (Edison) replies to Ajay
They are indeed great actors
Luk (Boston) replies to Ajay
Indian don't work, they talk
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All Chinese Items in the market only have 1 month life. What about made in China Aircraft?
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Sunil (New Delhi)
Most of us seem to be making jokes about China, the fact is we are a joke. Just have a look at us and see how far behind we are. Wake up 1diot people before it is too late.
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makinglove Love (everywhere)
Send congress to china and then we will see , how many day china takes to turn into pakistan ?
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Is it really Chinese? or a Boeing or Illushin, painted in different colours. China claimed that it has developed Bullet trains, but actually China purchased a few Kawasaki Bullet rains from Japan. If it is really Chinese, does it work? I bought Chinese Radio, loud speakers from Bangkok, these cannot work at all. Chinese umbrella does not last even one rain. Chinese shoes do not last one walk. Chinese are just thieves. They can do nothing by themselves but just pretend.
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Too bad, china run ahead of india now