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Why Indian Air Force May Best Chinese Jets In An Air Battle Over Tibet

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Hellfire, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    The Chinese import only 50% of their needs. And in case they need more oil, it will get a bit more expensive but they will switch to Russia or dig for more oil.
     
  2. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    The Tejas has hurt India more. Had they realized the Tejas will be ready only in 2017 instead of 2000, we would have had a M-2000 MII long ago. We wouldn't have wasted money upgrading the Mig-21, Mig-27 and Mig-29, buying more Jaguars, and the Su-30 fleet would have been smaller.
     
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  3. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    And the point here?
     
  4. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    I am willing to sit and discuss the Henderson Brooks anytime :)
     
  5. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Something called 'strategic reserve'. We maintain same too .. enough for 3-6 months right now.
     
  6. Vyom

    Vyom Captain GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

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    What can be done about it? India will need atleast a decade of focussed capacity building to have an edge .... Idiots (politicians and military) sat on it for 5 decades and the contents are still sensitive!! Is the entire system so vulnerable?
     
  7. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    That as you said, sheer numbers will make up for the lack of capability, but from our point of view, even a technically superior Phalcon AWACS is not an advantage, if it's available in small numbers only.
     
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  8. Veeran

    Veeran Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Yes that's what I meant by the "backup oil reserves".
    My question was whether the short intense war is a war that lasts further than China's strategic reserves making them stop for lack of oil for their industries.
    But @vstol jockey sir cleared that by reminding about the Chinese oil deal with the Russians.
     
  9. Veeran

    Veeran Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Why is Myanmar doing this. I always considered them a hero for throwing out the British early.
     
  10. sangos

    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    A military article with 'Mays, Ifs and Buts' is useless. That said this one does have a point with the 'payload' analysis. Ex. IAF's air bases in J&K, UK and UP enable our fighter assets to takeoff with their maximum permissible weapons payloads. The author did mention about a crucial factor ie 'terrain hugging and masking'. What was missed on was that due to this our Sukhois can enter Tibetan airspace at will by stealth —something not possible to be achieved by the Chinese Air Force trajectories exposed naked on the Tibetan plateau. The Chinese know this a bit too well :devilwork: . Look at all the anti aircraft PLA drills in Tibet.
     
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  11. ashkum2278

    ashkum2278 FULL MEMBER

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    How can Sukhois enter Tibetan airspace at will by stealth ? Kindly elaborate........this is interesting.


    Thanks in Advance...
     
  12. Lion of Rajputana

    Lion of Rajputana Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Due to terrain hugging.
     
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  13. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Simple

    Deploy refuellers

    Make fighters. Bombers take off with full weapons load minimum fuel load

    Refuel them in mid air soon after takeoff
     
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  14. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Where do think the refuelers will be based? You have not read Indian War Book. I have. Where do you think our over 600 civil planes will be evacuated to? What distance from border do we need to refuel aircraft to ensure safety of refuelers and how many assets will be used up for that job? Do you even know how your elbow is different from your ass?
     
  15. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Parts of point 1 related to logistics apply to runway. On highways too
     

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