Suyash Desai

Suyash Desai

Suyash Desai is a research analyst for the China Studies Programme at The Takshashila Institution. His research focuses on China’s defence and foreign policies

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Opinion | Coronavirus economic crisis squeezes China’s plans to expand its navy as it marks 71st anniversary

China has built the world’s largest deployable fleet of vessels, recently pursuing an aggressive naval strategy. Given the high cost of maintaining the fleet, however, the blow to the country’s economy from Covid-19 means expansion will be stymied.

23 Apr 2020 - 9:46AM

China has built the world’s largest deployable fleet of vessels, recently pursuing an aggressive naval strategy. Given the high cost of maintaining the fleet, however, the blow to the country’s economy from Covid-19 means expansion will be stymied.

Coronavirus economic crisis squeezes China’s plans to expand its navy as it marks 71st anniversary