BBC News – China media: Indian aircraft carrier

State media are playing down any potential threat from India’s new aircraft carrier, but urge China to speed up the construction of its own fleet.

India on Monday unveiled its first home-built aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, from a shipyard in southern Kerala state.

“India’s indigenous research and development of submarines and aircraft carriers will still need some time to mature, and the navy’s combat capability also needs to be improved. India still has a long way to go to fulfil its dream of having the ‘world’s second-largest navy’,” concludes the Guangming Daily.

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via BBC News – China media: Indian aircraft carrier.

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