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China building second aircraft carrier -reports


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BEIJING Sat Jan 18, 2014


Jan 19 (Reuters) - China is building its second aircraft carrier, which is expected to take six years, and the country aims to have at least four such ships, Chinese and Hong Kong media reports said on Sunday.


After two decades of double-digit increases in the military budget, China's admirals plan to develop a full blue-water navy capable of defending growing economic interests as well as disputed territory in the South and East China Seas.


The country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning - a Soviet-era ship bought from Ukraine in 1998 and re-fitted in a Chinese shipyard - has long been a symbol of China's naval build-up.



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Meanwhile India...


Indian Navy Stresses Importance of Submarines


KOLKATA: To increase awareness on the important role played by submarines in military operations, the Navy would for the first time display a model of it during the Republic Day parade in Kolkata.


Since submarines fight under the sea, not many people know about its functioning. So we have decided to display a model of a Sindhughosh-class submarine during the parade for the first time in Kolkata, Commodore Ravi Ahluwalia, naval officer in charge of West Bengal, told reporters.


The Russian-made submarine INS Sindhughosh specializes in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities and carries all armaments like torpedo and missile.


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