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Book by IAF Officer bats for sustainable campaign to augment the technological power of the IAF to counter any danger from PLAF of China

Book discussion on ‘The Chinese Air Threat’ held at MLF

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Chandigarh , 13 Dec 2019

Book by former IAF Officer today advocated a sustainable campaign for augmenting the technological power of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to maintain its edge over the People’s Liberation Air Force (PLAF) of China. During discussion on the book ‘The Chinese Air Threat’ authored by Group Captain (Retd) Ravinder Chatwal at the ongoing Military Literature Festival at Lake Club, in which former Fighter Pilot Sameer Joshi also took part, it was opined that the Chinese had started  flexing their muscles in air power after the Gulf war. It was told that the Chinese were helped by the various experts from the former Soviet Union. They said that Chinese had effectively laid thrust on churning out large number of fourth generation aircraft that was effective for combatting US Air Force or any other technologically advanced country.It was opined that though there was a general notion that Chinese had huge Air Force and Army but as a fact of matter PLAF was not ten feet tall for India. It was told that though China have got 1700 aircraft but most of their airfields were on Russian or eastern coast side due to which it was difficult for China to make any solid air attack on India. It was informed that Air campaign against India was slightly difficult as they do not have enough airfields in Tibet.The experts said that PLAF suffers limitation against IAF adding that J-20’stealth aircraft was an asset for Chinese but Rafale aircrafts would be a big asset for India. They said that India has to maintain technological lead against the PLAF to safeguard its airspace in better manner. They said that India was far better equipped to combat the PLAF but this needs to be maintained in future.


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