The Shiyan-1 was spotted carrying out research near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Photo: Handout

Chinese research vessel expelled by Indian warship for operating near Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Shiyan-1 caught working without permission off coast of Port Blair inside island group’s exclusive economic zone
  • Indian naval chief says seven or eight Chinese vessels can be found in region at any time
Topic |   India

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The Shiyan-1 was spotted carrying out research near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Photo: Handout
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China will end up with four carriers under the current plans. Photo:ifeng

Chinese navy set to build fourth aircraft carrier, but plans for a more advanced ship are put on hold

  • Military sources say that work on a second Type 002 ship - the most advanced homegrown vessel – could start within two years
  • Plans to develop more modern nuclear-powered vessel appear to have been put on ice due to financial and technical constraints
Topic |   China military

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China will end up with four carriers under the current plans. Photo:ifeng
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