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China/India/Defense – China’s Type 003 Aircraft Carrier and India’s Options (Delhi Policy Group)

Delhi Policy Group writes. Even as a motivated debate about the utility of aircraft carriers continues in India, reports based on satellite imagery showed that China was moving full speed ahead with construction of its third ship of the type.  Having commissioned Liaoning (Type 001) in September 2012 and followed with Shandong (Type 002) in December 2019, China is now building the much larger Type 003, an entirely new design.  Reports also indicate that construction of a second ship of this class expected to start later this year, to be followed by the nuclear propelled Type 004

go to Delhi Policy Group: China’s Type 003 Aircraft Carrier and India’s Options (delhipolicygroup.org)