With the expected launch of The People’s Liberation Army (Navy)’s second aircraft carrier on April 23, China will match India in carrier numbers reports Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The new Shandong aircraft carrier will be categorised as a Type 001A carrier, while its predecessor the Liaoning is termed a Type 001 carrier. Photograph: Reuters Five years ago, India had two aircraft carriers and China had none. Now, perhaps as early as this month, the People’s ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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