Another article from the London Times about Chinese naval expansion. This one says that a new 330m pier at China’s base in Djibouti in east Africa will accommodate either of China’s two aircraft carriers, the 304m Liaoning and the 315m Shandong, although the third Chinese carrier that is currently under construction is believed to be over 400m long.
The article also states that the Pentagon believes thatChina plans to develop a base near Gwadar in Pakistan, although the Chinese have denied this.
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It appears China’s long-term strategy is to dominate the Indian Ocean and thereby India. I wonder if India appreciates this.
Good point. There have recently been clashes on the border between China and India.
I think the clashes on the border between China and India date back beyond 1960. If I am not mistaken, some of them involve control of the headwaters of rivers.
I was aware that they date back a long time but did not know about them involving the headwaters of rivers. Thanks
Apropos our exchange of several months ago, the article at the following link may be of interest to you: