Indian and Russian warships have arrived at Chinese shores to take part in celebrations and a parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy and showcasing the forces of a dozen naval powers.
A stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Indian Navy, INS Kolkata, accompanied by tanker INS Shakti, reached the port city of Qingdao on Sunday to take part in the four-day celebration commemorating the founding of the Chinese Navy.
“We bring to you one of the best ships that we have made. It is the pride of the nation and the navy, and we are very happy to be here,” Captain Aditya Hara told reporters.
The most modern Russian frigate, the Admiral Gorshkov, equipped with Caliber cruise missiles, also made a triumphant entry to the Chinese port, firing a 21-gun salute.
The festivities will culminate with a PLA Navy grand parade on April 23, that will feature around two dozen vessels from over 10 countries, including Japan, Australia, and the Philippines. However, Pakistan, a close Chinese ally yet an arch foe of New Delhi, reportedly will not have its vessels participate.
Beijing plans to debut some of its newest vessels, in an apparent show of growing naval power and amid ongoing Sino-American tensions in the Indo-Pacific. Overall, 32 Chinese warships, including an aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and the latest nuclear submarines, will take part.
China also hopes to use the occasion to foster discussions on the freedom of navigation and other maritime security issues with ‘major naval leaders,’ as delegations from more than 60 countries are expected to attend.
“With its growth, the PLA Navy has provided the world with more and more security products,” Chinese Navy deputy commander Qiu Yanpeng stated.
The PLA Navy is always a force of peace, and will never pose a threat to any other country
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The Malaysian sub is purchased by corrupt Najib and cannot submerge at all! LOL!
The best subs are Putin's but the most eminent threat are Kim Jong Nuke's subs, which no matter how crude, he had got them refitted with ability to fire nuke SLBMs already, and he will not come to PLA Navy 70 anniversary to reveal this. But he is just not very far from across Qing Dao Parade Area, Flying 3km above Qing Dao you can see NK already, it is just the opposite shore.
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2019-04-23 10:16 Military Parade / China / Navy
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy: Maritime military parade held more than 10 countries to participate in the ship today
▲Image from @民海军官方微博.
In these two days, Qingdao Port was particularly busy. From time to time, ships from various countries arrived, waiting to attend the event on April 23, which is today's event.
On April 23, it was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy. A grand naval parade ceremony will be held in Qingdao and nearby sea and airspace. Naval delegations from more than 70 countries on all continents will participate in the event, and more than 30 countries will be led by the main leaders of the Navy.
The Chinese side will send 32 ships including aircraft carriers, new nuclear submarines and new destroyers, and some ships will be unveiled for the first time. At the same time, 39 fighters including early warning aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft, anti-submarine patrol aircraft, bombers, fighters, carrier-based fighters and ship-borne helicopters will also be read.
Nearly 20 ships from more than ten countries including Russia, Japan, India, Thailand and Vietnam will also participate in the military parade. The Qingdao military parade is not only a grand event of China's military diplomacy, but also an important exhibition of the "upgraded" achievements of the Chinese navy in recent years.
Next, let us be a tour guide, review the construction process of the People's Navy, and mark the main points of the military parade.
First, the People’s Navy initially had only 13 people.
When Qiu Yanpeng, the deputy commander of the Navy, introduced the maritime military parade to the outside world, he said that when the People’s Navy sailed from the White Horse Temple, all of them were "a few iron shell ships and wooden boats that basically lost their fighting power."
It can be added that when the People’s Navy was established in 1949, all members, including the naval commander Zhang Aiping, had only 13 people.
The motion to establish the People’s Navy originated in early 1949. When Mao Zedong drafted the 1949 party's mission, one of the exclusive ones: "In 1949 and 1950, we should strive to form an air force that can be used and a navy that defends coastal rivers. This possibility exists."
On April 23, 1949, the same day that the Battle of Dujiang River started, Zhang Aiping announced the establishment of the East China Military Region Navy at the White Horse Temple. There were only 13 members, and the task was to accept the naval ship units of the Kuomintang uprising.
Previously, the KMT’s main battleship, the Chongqing Light Cruiser, had been uprising under the leadership of Deng Zhaoxiang. As a result, the Chongqing No. Air Force suffered a bombing of the Kuomintang Air Force and was sunk in the port of Huludao on March 20.
On April 23, 1949, the Kuomintang general Lin Zun also led the Haifeng Second Fleet of 9 warships, 21 ships, and 1271 officers and men's uprising. This was the largest uprising in the Kuomintang naval battle.
Lin Zun was also the commander of the Nansha Islands after the surrender of Japan in World War II. Today, Taiping Island in the Nansha Islands is the name of Lin Zunqi.
On the day of the establishment of the Navy of the East China Military Region, Zhang Aiping rushed to Jiangyin with 12 other people, where 4,000 people from the three units of Sanye were transferred and incorporated into the People's Navy.
These 4,000 people and the insurgents together formed the predecessor of the People’s Navy.
Since the main ship was either bombed or escaped, the original People’s Navy’s family was not really thick.
▲The first ship of the 10,000-ton destroyer was also open for the first time at sea. Image from @民海军官方微博.
Second, "Entering the era of dual aircraft carriers"
A while ago, I saw a production chart of the major navies in recent years, and the Chinese navy accounted for more than half of the total.
Indeed, the leap of the Chinese navy has mainly occurred in the last five years.
According to a report on the global naval military force issued by the International Strategy Institute based in London last year, the total number of naval vessels built in China during the four years from 2014 to 2017 is close to the Royal Navy. The size of the French Navy Chief of Staff Prazak said in a report to the Senate: "The Chinese Navy built a French navy in four years."
In 2018 and 2019, the strength of the Chinese navy is still growing by leaps and bounds. The first domestic aircraft carrier 001A has been tested five times, and it is a fact that China entered the era of dual aircraft carriers.
Army fans are already waiting for the legendary aircraft carrier No. 003, which uses electromagnetic ejection technology. The service of various types of ships such as the "Chinese Aegis Ship" also showed an acceleration trend.
Some people are not suitable for the growth of the Chinese navy. But big countries should have national defense weapons. China will assume more responsibility for international regional security and provide more public safety products for the Asia Pacific region and the world.
The "China's Military Strategy" released in 2015 clearly states: "China still faces multiple complex security threats, and the external resistance and challenges encountered are gradually increasing. The survival security issues and development security issues, traditional security threats and non-traditional security threats are mutually exclusive. Intertwined, the task of safeguarding national unity, maintaining territorial integrity, and safeguarding development interests is arduous and arduous."
Based on the strategic situation, the goal of the Chinese naval construction is --
"In accordance with the strategic requirements of offshore defense and offshore protection, gradually realize the transformation of offshore defense to offshore defense and offshore protection, and build a synthetic, versatile and efficient maritime combat strength system to enhance strategic deterrence and counterattack, maritime mobile operations, and at sea. Joint operations, integrated defense operations, and integrated support capabilities."
▲Image from @民海军官方微博.
3. Ships of various countries at sea parade
According to Qiu Yanpeng, the deputy commander of the Navy, the 32 ships that the Qingdao Sea Parade will be read in China will be divided into 6 groups. 39 of them will be compiled into 10 echelons, and the single-sail voyage and flight echelon follow-up will be adopted. The way to perform a maritime demarcation. Estimated to take an hour.
Many netizens are also concerned about the read navy in other countries. Among them, the most powerful lineup is the formation of Russian ships.
The "Malshkov Naval Marshal" missile frigate was read from the farthest Russian northern fleet and is Russia's newest surface ship. Gorshkov was the commander of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War, and the West called it "the Mahan of the Soviet Union."
In the future, Russia will equip 45 ships. The other two ships in the Russian fleet are the large fleet of anti-submarine ships and the ocean-going rescue ship of the Pacific Fleet.
The ocean rescue boat is also relatively technical. This formation combination is a defensive rescue combination, but it can also show the development results of Russia in recent years.
The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force dispatched the Autumn Moon-class general-purpose destroyer "Gold Moon". This is the first Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force warship to visit China since December 2011.
The so-called autumn moon class is mainly responsible for the air defense, anti-submarine and anti-ship operations of the aircraft carrier fleet. "Autumn Moon" is the first to be built into the water, so it is called the autumn month.
At this level, there are also "Winter Moon" and "Liangyue", and the "Qiuyue" and "Liangyue" four ships form a combat network.
Japan is accustomed to calling the autumn moon class a frigate. In fact, the autumn moon level has reached the level of integrated frigates and destroyers.
India is another focus of attention. India sent the "Kolkata" destroyer. This is currently the strongest main battleship of the Indian Navy, and also known as the "African Aegis". The target is the Chinese Navy's 052D and 055.
However, regardless of the ship's missile launching nuclear device and active phased array radar system, regardless of the tonnage, the "Kolkata" is 7,500 tons. The latest propaganda film "China Navy, Peace Force" released by the Chinese Navy recently For the first time, the 055-ton-class destroyer with a port number of 101 was disclosed. This means that you may see it in the military parade screen.
Other countries, such as Brunei's "Dalutakwa" patrol ship, Singapore's "Strong" frigate, South Korea's "Gyeonggi-do" frigate, etc., although the combat power is not better than the destroyer, but look at the military appearance, it is also good .
The military parade at sea is definitely shocking. At the same time, it also conveys the message that China has the ability to safeguard its core interests and its ability to provide more public safety products to the region and the world.
□ Xu Lifan (column writer)
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Xi Jinping attended the maritime military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy
Xinhua News Agency, Qingdao, April 23rd On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State Council and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping attended the maritime military parade in Qingdao to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy.
On April 23, on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State Council and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping attended the maritime military parade held in Qingdao to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy. The picture shows Xi Jinping reviewing the formation of the ship. Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Gang photo
Qindao spring is thick, and the yellow sea springs. At the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center Terminal, the Xining ship, which is responsible for reviewing the mission, hoisted the flag in accordance with the highest etiquette of the Navy. The five-star red flag and the Bayi Army flag fluttered in the wind. The heads of naval delegations from 61 countries gathered in the review ship to wait for the festive moment.
At 12:40, Xi Jinping came to the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center Terminal. In the majestic music, Xi Jinping reviewed the Navy's honor guards and then boarded the review ship.
On April 23, on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State Council and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping attended the maritime military parade held in Qingdao to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy. The picture shows Xi Jinping reviewing the Navy honor guard. Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Gang photo
At about 13 o'clock, the inspection ship whistle sailed and sailed to the parade.
At this moment, the 32 warships of the People’s Navy are in a mighty array, and the warplanes are fluttering, and the 18 ships of the 13 countries and naval vessels that have come to participate in the celebrations are neatly organized.
At 14:30, the checkership arrived at the scheduled sea area. The commander of the Navy, Shen Jinlong, reported that the troops were ready to be read, and Xi Jinping issued an order to review the beginning. The heated "Divided March" sounded on the sea.
The warships were divided into submarine groups, destroyer groups, frigates, landing ships, auxiliary fleets, and aircraft carriers. The plane was whistling.
The sea is rolling and the iron is rolling. Since April 23, 1949, it has sailed from the White Horse Temple in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province. Under the guidance of the Party, the People's Navy has gradually developed into a maritime armed force capable of effectively safeguarding national sovereignty, security, and development interests.
When the warships passed the inspection of the ship, a long whistle, the officers and men stood neatly and paid tribute to President Xi. "Comrades are good!" "President is good!" "Comrades have worked hard!" "Serve the people!" The military music companion, Tao Sheng, and Xi Jinping's cordial greetings with the officers and men's envy replied to each other, the commander and the officers and men's heart Tightly connected together.
New era, new voyage. Xi Jinping attached great importance to the construction of the People's Navy. He has inspected the naval forces several times and issued a call to "build the People's Navy into a world-class navy." The People’s Navy is striding forward and dreaming of the sea with a new attitude.
At about 15 o'clock, the review ship adjusted the course and drove to the visiting ship formations participating in the celebration.
The review of the international fleet is a unique maritime etiquette activity of the navy, an international service, and a unique way of friendly exchanges between navies around the world.
Ships in Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Japan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Brunei, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar, etc. are fully loaded with flags, arranged in tonnage according to the order of combat ships and auxiliary ships. , in turn through the review ship.
Xi Jinping waved to the officers and men of various countries. The heads of national naval delegations took a seat on the back deck of the ship.
At 15:30, in the music of "Friendship for a long time," the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Navy was successfully completed.
Xu Qiliang, Ding Xuexiang, Wei Fenghe, Wang Yi, etc. participated in the event.