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Like Rigel mentioned, carriers are a big win for overseas force projection against a non-peer enemy.

If two countries are in a conflict, say Sudan and Chad, and you want to step in and negotiate a peace, it's not too hard to put a carrier group off their nearest coast to give weight to your words.

When developing countries are trying to figure out which world power to choose as an ally, the country which can offer military support in the form of a carrier group has obvious advantages over other candidates.

Of course to do these things, you need a carrier group.

I doubt China is thinking about war with the United States when they build these carriers. More likely they're considering what it takes to be a true world power. The United States has demonstrated how useful a carrier group can be just hanging out near'ish a situation of interest. Since the Chinese copy everything else, it stands to reason they would copy our gunboat diplomacy as well.
 

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Lets us know when Pak contributes anything to any area of engineering.
To be fair, the Pakistani Al-Khalid tank development program demonstrated that they know how to run a military engineering project, and they didn't sabotage themselves out of pride like the Indians did with their Arjun project.

They hired foreign experts who knew what they were doing to work with their domestic engineering team to implement Al-Khalid, which means they have a practical, modern tank in production right now, and their engineers have some solid experience with tank technology. They did it on time and on budget, setting modest, achievable goals and adhering to them.

That's good engineering. It might not be as glamorous as if they'd invented everything from scratch, but sometimes good engineering is boring.
 
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