J-20 Stealth Jets have stealth only against Switched off Radars

J-20 Stealth Jets have stealth only against Switched off Radars

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J-20 Stealth Jets have stealth only against Switched off Radars


As usual Chinese experts have claimed that Indian, Russian, French and US-origin weapons are no match against Chinese weapons especially the J-20 stealth fighter jet which is decades ahead of any French or Russian jets that India operates.

They just forgot to add that J20 has stealth only when the adversaries have their radars on Off mode.

China’s state-run, Global Times (GT) not only ridiculed Indian but also Russian, French and US-origin weapons and claimed that their domestically manufactured weapons were better than the imported ones.

Chinese experts took a dig at Indian Air force since India has been using the US-made CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters to carry howitzers to the frontline and the AH-64 Apache attack helicopters for anti-tank missions.

Weighting its own superiority over India’s airforce capabilities, the GT wrote – “Chinese military experts said these weapons and equipment are no match for their Chinese counterparts like the PCL-181 and PLZ-05 self-propelled howitzers, Z-10 attack helicopters, and Type 15 and Type 99A tanks, as the capabilities of Chinese weaponry in terms of firepower, mobility, and tactics are far superior, and more so in high-altitude regions.”

Indian Air Force is fully aware of the capabilities of the PLAAF and us not worried at all. The Chinese airforce, was never built around India as the main threat and thus do nit cater for the peculiarities of the Himalayan terrain and the mountainous skies.

Most of the PLAAF bases are located far too inland in China to serve any practical purpose for an attack across Tibet. PLAAF may also find it very difficult to defend its Tibetan bases against an IAF onslaught. To add to the problem, the few bases that the PLAAF has, which concerns India, are not mutually supportive – if one is attacked, the other does not come in its defence – something the IAF bases enjoy. The distance between Hotan and its nearest support, Kashgar, is approx 400-500 km, well beyond the supporting distance with present-day technology.

Adding further to the criticism, the Chinese daily called Russian-made Mig-29s, Su-30s, French-made Mirage 2000 jets and joint Anglo-French Jaguar attack aircraft as popular products on the international market which are no match for China’s domestically developed J-10C and J-16 fighter jets.

The Chinese will find out soon that their J20 is most unsuitable for any kind of dogfight on the Tibetan plateau, especially against the highly experienced IAF fighter pilots. This J20 is a fifth generation fighter in name only.

It also mentioned that Chinese analysts believe that the country’s J-20 stealth fighter jet has a “generational advantage over Indian aircraft, a gap that cannot be fulfilled by any means.”

China that majorly uses domestic weapons questions India’s internationally imported arsenal and believes that “Indian troops use weapons made from all over the world, which means a high logistical support cost and incompatibility between systems”.

Well, if push comes to shove then PLAAF will certainly feel the heat unleashed by the well integrated weapon systems of IAF in the firm of SU30 MKI, Rafael, Mirage 2000, MiG29s and Tejas fighters.