Taipei. China is preparing to test more of its ‘carrier killer’ missiles on the pretext of tension arising out of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. A ‘war strategy expert’ gave this information. “China’s DF21-D and DF-26D (Dong Fang or ‘East Wind’) anti-ship ballistic missiles could potentially cause ‘great damage’ to the US Navy and its aircraft carriers in particular,” Harry Kaziannis said. ‘
Kazianis, who is known to the US media, is said to be an expert on national security issues, especially the modernization of China’s military. Kazionis, chairman of the ‘Rogue State Project’, recently warned that “China could be the cause of another attack on Pearl Harbor.” He believes that China’s growing power will cause tension as it will clash with a diminishing US compared to itself and this could lead to a third world war.
Kaziannis also thinks that Taiwan will have to fight against China with weapons used during World War II and has therefore called on the nation to modernize its military. Kazianis told a British tabloid Express on 14 August that China has so many Dongfeng missiles that the US Navy is “very unlikely” to destroy them all.
Speaking on Pelosi’s visit, Kazianis said, ‘I think we’re definitely going to see a continuation of a lot more missile tests.’ After this he told about the DF21-D and DF-26D missiles for China. Many experts call these missiles ‘Carrier Killer Missile’ or ‘Navy Killer Missile’. “These missiles were made exclusively by the Chinese, so if a war situation arises over Taiwan and the US Navy comes within 500 miles (805 km) of the coast of China, they will have to be very high,” he added. Will have to bear the loss.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 16, 2022, 21:04 IST