The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue no 22: China’s Naval Modernisation; National Day Military Parade; China’s Defence-Industrial Base; China’s Trilateral Joint Drill in IOR; Tsentr-2019; Xiangshan Security Forum

Congressional Research Service (CRS) has submitted its latest research report to the US Congress on China Naval Modernisation: Implications for US Navy Capabilities- Background and Issues for Congress. The report claims that China’s military modernisation, including its naval modernisation, has become a top concern for the US. China has been steadily modernising its navy for the past 25 years. It has become a formidable naval power in the near seas (the South China Sea, East China Sea and Yellow Sea). Its operations and interests are expanding in the far seas (the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean Region and waters around Europe), as claimed in its defence white papers of 2015 and 2019.

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