I was just reading up on China's Naval Aviation, and a few questions popped into my mind. How effective would the Naval Aviation be against an Indian Carrier group in the South China Sea ? Also, Chinese Critical Sea Lines seem to be like : Would the Chinese Naval Airforce be capable of breaking an Indian blockade at the choke point(the Strait of Malacca) ? Secondly, Would the PLANAF be able to sustain air operations around the strait considering the distance from the mainland ? What would be the role of Vietnam in such a scenario ? Just for the reference, The nearest Chinese Naval unit(quite a big one) is at Zhan Jiang.