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Indian agencies keeping close watch on seven active Chinese military airbases along LAC: Sources

Even as the tensions on China border continue over territorial issues, Indian agencies are keeping a close eye on the activities of the People’s Liberation Army’s Air Force (PLAAF) spread all along the Line of Actual Control with India opposite Ladakh in the north to Arunachal Pradesh in the Northeast.

Aug 20, 2020, 18:20 PM IST

Chengdu J-20 stealth jets commissioned into China's People's Liberation Army Air Force ace unit

The single-seat, two-engine J-20 has been developed by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation with China claiming the jet is a match for the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II of the United States of America. The only other stealth fighter in active service is Russia's Sukhoi Su-57.

Oct 15, 2019, 19:32 PM IST

China's PLAAF video shows 7 Chengdu J-20s, its largest formation of stealth fighters flying together

The seven-plane formation has led western military experts to believe that China is deploying the J-20s at a much faster rate and may have several more 5th Generation fighters in its arsenal than expected.

Sep 16, 2019, 18:49 PM IST

Russia offers more Sukhoi Su-35S fighters, which can detect F-35 stealth jets, to China

The +9 g capable Su-35S is a supermanoeuvrable fighter with thrust vectoring engines. Russia claims the Su-35S jet is a quantum leap from Sukhoi’s Su-27 fighter and is just behind the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth aircraft, which the Russian Air Force has started to deploy, in terms of technology.

Jun 28, 2019, 14:28 PM IST

IAF Su-30 MKIs to get indigenous infrared tracking system to locate Chinese J-20 jets

The IAF Sukhoi Su-30 MKI will be able to locate any plane with stealth characteristics after it is equipped with the IRST, which can detect and track fighter jets, helicopters and missiles which emit infrared radiation.

May 30, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

IAF's Sukhoi Su-30 MKI jet vs China's J-20 stealth fighter

Here is a look at the features and capabilities of the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI and Chengdu J-20, the top two fighter jets in Asia.

May 22, 2018, 18:24 PM IST

IAF's Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs can detect and track Chinese Chengdu J-20 stealth fighters

The IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKIs on a sortie in the Northeast managed to track Chengdu J-20 fighters being operated by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) over Tibet. 

May 21, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

Chinese stealth fighter J-20 begins combat training

The J-20 stealth fighters "will help the air force better fulfill its sacred duty of safeguarding China's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity," PLAAF spokesperson and Senior Colonel Shen Jinke was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

May 11, 2018, 14:17 PM IST

Indian Air Force vs Chinese Air Force: The rivalry in numbers

Both India and China are looking to rapidly modernise their military with a focus on advanced hardware.

Mar 22, 2018, 23:14 PM IST

Designed for discomfort: China Air Force conducts combat patrols over South China Sea

In one swoop, China tries to send message to three of its neighbours, all of whom it has disputes with.

Nov 24, 2017, 08:09 AM IST