Chinese oversea bases


taxiya

Colonel
Registered Member
Things moving quickly in Djibouti, I wonder how many countries tried to stop it behind the scene. Can't see India being happy about it.
If it is not for the media playing up Sino-Indian rivalry, I don't see why India should be unhappy about it. After all, India does not have sea border dispute in that part of the ocean unlike SCS.
 

Blackstone

Brigadier
If it is not for the media playing up Sino-Indian rivalry, I don't see why India should be unhappy about it. After all, India does not have sea border dispute in that part of the ocean unlike SCS.
India considers the Indian Ocean their sphere of influence, and it doesn't like China operating in it with strength. Also, India long suspected China of "string of pearls" strategy in the Indian Ocean, and Beijing anchoring the Africa end of the string isn't to New Delhi's liking.
 

AndrewS

Major
Registered Member
China navy launches first self-propelled floating dock

China's navy has launched its first self-propelled floating dock, giving it the ability to repair warships far from the coast, the official People's Liberation Army Daily said on Tuesday, Beijing's latest move to modernize its navy.

The newspaper said the dock, the Huachuan No. 1, would enable the navy to return damaged ships to fighting capability "in very rapid time" and was designed to be sent into combat zones.

"The ship's launch marks a further breakthrough in shifting repairs to our military's large warships from set spots on the coast to mobility far out at sea," it added, showing a picture of a warship inside the floating dock.

The use of the dock means that ships with minor damage will not have to be taken out of service, while those with severe damage will not have to return to a shipyard, the paper said.

The dock can handle cruisers, destroyers and submarines, but not aircraft carriers, and cope with waves up to 2 meters (6.6 ft) high, it added.
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taxiya

Colonel
Registered Member
India considers the Indian Ocean their sphere of influence, and it doesn't like China operating in it with strength. Also, India long suspected China of "string of pearls" strategy in the Indian Ocean, and Beijing anchoring the Africa end of the string isn't to New Delhi's liking.
I agree some if not all Indian politicians think that way, but then India would have been unhappy for a long long time as USN has been operating diego garcia base for a long time. China being there is an addition to that irritation but not fundamentally. Those politicians will have to get used to it just as China is used to the US presence in Philippines and Singapore, I guess.
 

solarz

Brigadier
I am just worried about these destabilizing acts by the aggressive chicoms. America's bases are different. We're setup to uphold world peace. The godless Chinese don't think like that. Their DNA is violent and greedy. Without us and our Judeo Christian values safeguarding the Middle East, there would be widespread terrorism and a refugee crisis. China, meanwhile, capitalizes on the situation to fill its coffers at America's great expense.
Donald, is that you?
 

jobjed

Captain
I am just worried about these destabilizing acts by the aggressive chicoms. America's bases are different. We're setup to uphold world peace. The godless Chinese don't think like that. Their DNA is violent and greedy. Without us and our Judeo Christian values safeguarding the Middle East, there would be widespread terrorism and a refugee crisis. China, meanwhile, capitalizes on the situation to fill its coffers at America's great expense.
Read the forum rules or enjoy your ban.
 
I am just worried about these destabilizing acts by the aggressive chicoms. America's bases are different. We're setup to uphold world peace. The godless Chinese don't think like that. Their DNA is violent and greedy. Without us and our Judeo Christian values safeguarding the Middle East, there would be widespread terrorism and a refugee crisis. China, meanwhile, capitalizes on the situation to fill its coffers at America's great expense.
oh my ... solarz seeing you online, have you reported this?

EDIT
a second ago I reported this no problem
 

plawolf

Brigadier
India considers the Indian Ocean their sphere of influence, and it doesn't like China operating in it with strength. Also, India long suspected China of "string of pearls" strategy in the Indian Ocean, and Beijing anchoring the Africa end of the string isn't to New Delhi's liking.
String of pearls is a myth. How can you have a string consisting of one base?!

India is just doing its usual thing of instinctively obsessing and opposing everything China does. There is little rational reasoning or evidence behind it.

As to where the next base after Djibouti, well I don't really see the need for the PLAN to establish any bases closer to home after that. Not unless India looks like it might try to threaten China's SLOC through the Indian Ocean.

So assuming that doesn't happen, I think China will next seek bases in west Africa, maybe even the Mediterranean.
 

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