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China's first indigenously built aircraft carrier leaves for sea trials

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

China's first domestically developed has left for its sea trials today, the country's announced here.

The completely home-grown has departed for sea trials this morning, state-run Daily said in a brief report.

launched the second in April 2017 after it commissioned the first carrier, the Liaoning, a refitted Soviet Union-made vessel, in 2012.

Though has become operational, it is being mostly used for research and improvements for the new carriers plans to build.

Reports said China is also building its third aircraft carrier in The country reportedly plans to have four aircraft carriers by 2030 to operate from the disputed Sea as well as the

Some reports said China is also planning to build a

China has developed a new jet fighter called A fighter to operate from the decks of its carriers.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 06:40 IST