It is Beijing’s worst nightmare.
The Indian Navy, brandishing brand new, state-of-the-art F/A-18 fighter jets, on their Himalayan doorstep.
You wanted a fight, China? Well, you got one.
A Hornet that can sting.
You might have some good fighter jets in the PLAAF, but you don’t have F/A-18s.
According to respected military publication, The National Interest, and top notch writer Peter Suciu — one of the best in the business — it is increasingly looking like the Indian Navy could soon be flying the F/A-18.
During the recent U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, the United States signed a Basic Exchange and Agreement (BECA) for geo-spatial cooperation, and US officials have offered to sell India an advanced version of Boeing-made aircraft along with the unmanned Sea Guardian aircraft, National Interest reported.