China's First Self-Made Aircraft Carrier 'Type 001A': The possession of a self-made aircraft carrier places China among the few military powers with such vessels, including the United States, Russia, Britain and India.
China's first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea trials today, state media said, as the country prepares to add a second such warship to its naval fleet. China's first aircraft carrier - Liaoning - was also a 'Type 001 aircraft carrier. The Liaoning was originally a Kuznetsov-class aircraft cruiser for the Soviet Navy in the mid-1980s.
China's second aircraft carrier, known till now only as "Type 001A", set out for the trials this morning, according to official news agency Xinhua, while state broadcaster CCTV said the ship left a port in northeastern China around 6:45 am (2245 GMT Saturday).
Expected to be commissioned by 2020, the ship will give China a second aircraft carrier to boost its navy as it asserts its claims in the disputed South China Sea and seeks to deter any independence movements in Taiwan.
China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is a repurposed Soviet ship bought from Ukraine, which went into service in 2012.
The possession of a native aircraft carrier places China among the few military powers with such vessels, including the United States, Russia, Britain and India.
India's INS Vikrant, which was launched in 2013 and is expected to go to sea trial in December 2018, is the country's first self-made aircraft carrier. China and India have been seen to rapidly modernise their militaries, especially the navy, which both countries believe will play a crucial role in the Indian-ocean and Indo-Pacific regions.
With the induction of INS Vikrant and 'Type 001A', both India and China will have two operational aircraft carriers. However, despite these efforts, they would still be no match in size or range to the nuclear-powered vessels of the United States Navy, which has 11 carriers.
Beijing and New Delhi have embarked on an extensive project to build a "blue water" navy and modernise its over million-strong militaries.
China's 'Type 001A' aircraft carrier will displace 55,000 tonnes and use conventional rather than nuclear propulsion, according to China's defence ministry.
Chinese experts estimates the carrier could be ready for action in about two years after further tests
Yup - Indian and Chinese Navy are no match to USA's Navy - also India and Chinese are lack of Cruisers - a deadly ship both of these countries are not having a single one in their navies.
Only US & Russia are having it in their Navies.
And Cruisers are expensive deadly ships that India and Chinese still can't effort to buy it from Russia - Both Countries buys their military stuff thing from Russia.
是，印度和中国海军与美国海军没法比 - 印度和中国没有巡洋舰 - 这两个国家的海军中没有一艘这种关键的军舰。
而巡洋舰是昂贵的舰只，印度和中国都没钱从俄罗斯买 - 两国平时都是从俄罗斯采购军事装备。
In other news Mr. Modi completed yet another foreign tour and campaigned hard in Karnataka.
A country to watched seriously. ...they have been developing a pace which no other country is growing. .. a leadership that is honestly working to make it a super power
@Anonymous: Not leadership but institutionalised dictatorship.
@Anonymous: You have no idea what is happening to middle to lower-middle class and rural people of China particularly working class people ....
The two countries can co-operate in keeping oceans open
Well , can we expect a make in India product with in next two decades?
Most people don't know this - Aircraft carrier are obsolete technology. They were popular in World War II when they allowed large number of Aircraft with limited fuel tanks to be escorted in the form of Mobile airports at speeds of 20 Kms / Hr.
Today, American and Russian Gen V Aircraft can re-fuel in mid air and are capable of reaching Mach V Speeds (2000 Kms / Hr). India should slowly upgrade its Aircraft and scrap all Aircraft carriers, Obsolete technology.
大多数人不知道这一点 - 航空母舰是过时的技术。 他们在第二次世界大战中很受欢迎，因为那时有大量燃油有限的飞机，护航这个20公里/小时的移动机场前进。