China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier

| Updated: Apr 26, 2017 18:06 IST

Dalian [China], Apr 26 (ANI): China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier, the first to be developed and built indigenously, in a Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province. It is China's second aircraft carrier, coming after the Liaoning, a refitted Soviet Union-made carrier that was put into commission in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in 2012, reports Xinhua. The main body of the carrier has been completed, with equipment of major systems including propulsion and electricity installed. After the launch, it will undergo equipment debugging, outfitting and comprehensive mooring trials. (ANI)