The S26T is based on the Type 039B Yuan-class submarine operated by the Chinese Navy. It is expected to displace at around 2,600 tons, has a top speed of 18 knots, and a submerged endurance of up to 20 days. It will be armed with up to 16 torpedoes and up to 30 mines.
China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year.
The United States and EU have fought for 17 years over the use of tools such as subsidized loans and tax breaks to support the aerospace sector. In 2019, the World Trade Organization ruled that both sides were breaking the rules.
Commercial satellite imagery established construction of new Chinese posts and roads near Sikkim's Naku La border.