Asian Aircraft CarriersThe Asian race to dominate the seas can best be understood through their ambitious Naval expansion programmes reflected in the development and purchasing of Aircraft carriers.
Thailand - HTMS Chakri Naruebet (1997)
China - Unconfirmed/Developmental stage (n/a)
Japan - Hyuga (Japan's 1st post World War II carrier,officially called a helicopter-carrying destroyer) (2007)
Korea - Dokdo class amphibious assault ship (2005)
India - INS Vikramaditya (2010)
Vikrant class aircraft Carrier - In progress
INS Vikrant (1957) - The ship which played a key role during 1971 Indo-Pakistan war was decommissioned in 1997 and preserved as a floating museum at Mumbai.
INS Viraat (1986) - currently in service
Who will rule the Oceans?
Only time can tell...