China arming for long war in South China Sea with more aircraft carriers, J-15 fighters


BEIJING: China, which is developing two more aircraft carriers, is building up a naval-aviation division to safeguard the country’s maritime interests amid escalating tensions over the disputed South China Sea.

China commissioned its first aircraft carrier Liaoning in September 2012 and launched a specially designed J-15 fighter jets to operate from its deck.

Although it’s only about three years since the unit came into being, the carrier-borne force has already trained ..

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