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China to launch its first home made aircraft carrier this year

Development happened five years after commissioning a Soviet-era ship as its first aircraft carrier

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

China will launch its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier this year which would be a base for People's Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jets and helicopters, five years after commissioning a Soviet-era ship as its first aircraft carrier. China's first home-made aircraft carrier, currently being built at a Chinese port, is now near completion, Xu Guangyu, a retired Chinese military officer and consultant to the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association said. China had commissioned its first aircraft carrier Liaoning in 2012. The ship is a refit of a hull made ...

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