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Why is the Indian Air Force not afraid of a Chinese stealth fighter aircraft J-20?

China’s fifth-generation Chengdu J-20, its most advanced fighter jet, has recently successfully completed its first maritime combat training. The latest Chinese jet has been in development since 2002 and entered into service in 2017.

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa said the Indian Air Force is capable enough to take on Chinese forces and is fully prepared to meet any challenges.

On a query whether China’s newly inducted J20 stealth fighters will impact our combat capabilities as these can dodge radars, Dhanoa replied that J20s can be picked up easily by 230 SU from several kilometers against the held belief. reported by Tribune India

“The Sukhoi’s radar can see them. The new Chinese jets are not so invisible after all. No special technology is required to detect the J-20, as it can be detected by ordinary radar stations,” Indian Air Force commander Arup Shaha said.

Indian Air Force has no reasons to be afraid of the Chinese fighter J20. There are certain reasons for the same. Puneet Rastogi mentions the same on his answer on Quora.

1. Indian Air force is a professional competent unit, even if they think Chinese 5th generation Chengdu J-20 fighter jet is a possible threat to Indian security, they will make multiple counter plans and strategies to counter this threat.

But any professional & reputed military will never panic because of just one weapon or weapon delivery system of adversary. India has already inducted a Brahmos Regiment in North east in the border near China. China does not have any counter measure for Bhramos ramjet supersonic cruise missiles, does this mean Chinese army/Air force should be in panic? China and India has always had a healthy rivalry but honestly I dont think there is any possibility of a hostile war or chances of any direct conflict in near future any ways. Our economic ties and dependency hardly allow for any military conflicts.

2. India possesses extremely potent and tested anti aircraft weaponry as well as air defense & early warning systems. India’s air defense network has two principal components- the Air Defense Ground Environment System(ADGES) and the Base Air Defense Zones(BADZ).

The ADGES network provides for wide area radar coverage and permits the detection and interception of most aerial incursions into Indian airspace. The BADZ system, however, is far more concentrated with radars, interceptors, SAMs and AAA units working in conjunction to provide an intense and highly effective defensive barrier to attacks on vital targets.

Most Indian bases and vital targets are protected by full squadron of S-125 Pechora-1b SAMs and some critical spots are protected by additional deployments of OSA-AKM mobile SAMs. J-20 has never been pitched against Indian Air defense capabilities and Indian radar systems.

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