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Nuclear submarine fleet comes of age

Updated: 2013-10-28 07:01
By Zhao Lei in Qingdao, Shandong province ( China Daily)

Excellent safety record, demanding training make force exceptional

China's nuclear submarine fleet has had a remarkable safety record for more than 40 years and gained rich experience through rigorous training and drills, its fleet commanders said.

"We are China's first nuclear submarine force, and the 42 years since our establishment have witnessed our success in avoiding nuclear accidents," Rear Admiral Gao Feng, commander of one of the People's Liberation Army navy's submarine bases, told reporters during a rare open house in Qingdao.

Nuclear submarine fleet comes of age