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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Navy eyes 'better than Chinese' subs

Changbogo-class (Type 209) SSKElements within the navy are expressing doubts over a proposal to purchase Chinese submarines.

The concerns come as Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon is set to discuss the possibility of a purchase deal with his Chinese counterpart during his three-day visit to China that began yesterday.

Speaking at an event to mark the 128th anniversary of the Defence Ministry prior to leaving for China on Wednesday, Gen Prawit said he would discuss a plan to buy two submarines for 36 billion baht with his Chinese counterpart during his visit.

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