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Chinese fighter jets complete night landings on carrier, live-fire drills

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- Chinese fighter pilots have carried out night landings on the country's first aircraft carrier, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, the latest demonstration of military muscle as Beijing's pushes to modernise its armed forces.

Pilots flying J-15 jets landed at night on the Liaoning, the official paper said, citing a video posted by China's navy. It said this was a complex manoeuvre that marked a "huge leap towards gaining full combat capability".

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