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China installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island: Report

They have been installed on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands

Reuters 

China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on China's ongoing military build-up. China has said military construction on the islands it controls in the South China Sea will be limited to necessary defensive requirements, and that it can do what it likes on its own territory. The United States has criticised what it has called China's militarisation of its maritime outposts and stressed the need for freedom of navigation by ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 15:34 IST
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