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In warning to US, China fires 'aircraft-carrier killer' missiles

In response to US aerial activities in a 'no-fly zone' in South China Sea

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The launches show the US the growing cost of any armed conflict, with a high-profile reminder of China’s increasing arsenal of medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles

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China’s latest volley of missile launches into the world’s most hotly contested body of water served as a warning to two key US targets: aircraft carriers and regional bases.

The missiles launched into the South China Sea on Wednesday included the DF-21D and DF-26B, the South China Morning Post reported, citing a person close to the People’s Liberation Army. Those weapons are central to China’s strategy of deterring any military action off its eastern coast by threatening to destroy the major sources of US power projection in the region.

“China is signalling to the US, its allies and partners that China has

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First Published: Aug 28 2020 | 2:03 AM IST

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