Chinese submarines to carry nukes soon'


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Mar 24, 2009
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The days of cold war under water hunter killer submarine ops will be back. One of the two players is a past master in this game.

WASHINGTON: China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, adding a new leg to its nuclear arsenal that should lead to arms-reduction talks, a draft report by a congressionally mandated US commission says.

China remains "the most threatening" power in cyberspace and presents the largest challenge to US supply chain integrity, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in a draft of its 2012 report to the US congress.

Beijing is "on the cusp of attaining a credible nuclear triad of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and air-dropped nuclear bombs," the report says. China has had a largely symbolic ballistic missile submarine capability for decades but is only now set to establish a "near-continuous at-sea strategic deterrent," the draft said.

The deployment of such a hard-to-track , submarinelaunched leg of China's nuclear arsenal could have significant consequences in East Asia and beyond. It also could add to tensions between the US and China.

‘Chinese submarines to carry nukes soon’ - The Times of India on Mobile

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