CHINESE NAVY

  • China's aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait November 28, 2013

    Beijing: China's first aircraft carrier passed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the narrow strip of waters separating China and Taiwan, as it headed to the disputed South China Sea on its maiden voyage for training. It took about 10 hours for aircraft carrier Liaoning and its four escort ships to get...
  • Antony for 'sternest' action in sex scandal cases in Navy May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of several alleged sex scandals in the force, Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday asked the Navy to take "sternest possible action" against its officers who are found involved in such "inappropriate behaviour". Referring to some isolated incidents of inappropriate behaviour by a few personnel, Antony...
  • Chinese navy inducts new stealth frigate February 26, 2013

    Beijing: The Chinese navy has inducted a new generation of stealth frigate, a media report said. China's first Type 056 stealth frigate was delivered to the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) in Shanghai Monday, Xinhua reported. The new generation of frigate, which is about to be put into service...
  • Chinese Navy gets first aircraft carrier September 25, 2012

    Beijing: China on Tuesday launched its first aircraft carrier, propelling its fast expanding navy's bluewater capability beyond its territorial waters at a time when the neighbourhood is witnessing highvoltage tensions in SinoJapan ties. The 60,000 tonne carrier, a former Soviet ship brought from Ukraine and later refurbished locally is named 'Liaoning',...
  • 'China developing new guided missile destroyers' September 1, 2012

    Beijing: The Chinese Navy is developing a brand new class of guidedmissile destroyer, a "new type" of naval warship with upgraded airdefence missiles, antiship and antisubmarine missiles, Chinese official media reported. The new destroyers are equipped with two 32unit vertical launch systems capable of launching HQ9B airdefence missiles, antiship and antisubmarine...
  • 'Chinese warship confronts Indian naval ship' September 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian and Chinese navies were involved in a faceoff in the disputed South China Sea. A Chinese warship confronted an Indian naval vessel as it left Vietnamese waters in July but the Indian Navy has denied the reports. According to reports a Chinese warship, which remains unidentified,...