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Chinese efforts at surveying and prying underwater, especially in the Indian Ocean region, have not ceased, and are likely to continue in the future too.
Ten countries, including India, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam, will deploy 20 vessels to join a naval parade.
CV-17, PLAN’s first indigenously-built carrier, finished its fifth trial on 8 March. It has now been given a coat of paint similar to its predecessor, CV-16.
Satellite images show a blast with a diameter of 110m on 6 Dec 2018, which may have badly damaged the environment in the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden area.
It has 24 aircraft shelters, 3 large hangars possibly for UAVs, one hangar for airborne early warning and control (AEWC) planes, among others.
Chinese experts produce designs which surpass the most modern ships of the US navy in size, volume, armament and quantity