Indian Air Force explained why they preferred the Mirage-2000 to Su-30MKI planes for hitting the Balakota


To attack the camp of the terrorist group "Jeysh-i-Mohammad" in Balakota (Pakistan), the Indian Air Force (IAF) used French fighter aircraft Dassault Mirage-2000.


Unexpectedly for all, in response to an attack by terrorists on Indian Indian soldiers aviation On February 26, 2019, she crossed the Pakistani border and launched an air strike on the militant camp in Balakota.

No less unexpected than the bombing itself was India's choice of obsolete Mirage-2000 aircraft, which have been produced since the 70s of the last century, instead of the modern Russian Su-30MKI.

The Indian edition of Indian Defense News explained the reason for this choice.

The bombing of the militant camp was carried out with 1000-kilogram laser-guided bombs of Israeli production Spice-2000. And since the French Mirages were equipped with these bombs, it was they who were used for the air raid.

The greater radar illumination of the Sukhoi played a role in comparison with the Mirage. The operation required less visible aircraft, as they crossed the Pakistani border. The Indian military wanted to reduce the risk of detection by their radars of a neighboring state.

As a result of the operation, not a single Indian plane was shot down. True, there are great doubts about the fact that the militant camp was destroyed. In the pictures, which were shown a few days after the impact, it was clear that many buildings remained intact, and part of the bomb craters were at a considerable distance from the terrorist targets.
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  1. NEXUS 27 February 2020 17: 24 New
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    So many belligerent regimes have appeared in the world that the USSR and the world involuntarily come to mind both in Europe and in Asia ... and something tells me that it’s going to rattle somewhere. Anglo-Saxons will try.
  2. Mavrikiy 27 February 2020 17: 30 New
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    Unexpectedly for everyone, in response to a terrorist attack on Indian troops, Indian aviation crossed the Pakistani border on February 26, 2019 and launched an air strike on the militant camp in Balakota.
    Exactly, unexpectedly. In exactly one year. repeat
  3. Fat
    Fat 27 February 2020 17: 41 New
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    It seems to me different. The resource of mirages 2000 is almost exhausted and before an honorary pension or modernization, the car was used in full.
    1. TermNachTer 27 February 2020 19: 09 New
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      Native American explanations are not even sucked from the finger. Delirium of the holiday elephant.
      1. Sergey Sfiedu 28 February 2020 21: 36 New
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        The Indian military liked the Mirages 2000 a lot (mainly because of the PSA). They were going to buy them also and were offended by Fratsiya that removed them from production, having replaced them with expensive Rafale. Used bought from Qatar.
        1. nks
          nks 29 February 2020 11: 56 New
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          Of course - in fact, the M2000 (and the jaguar) is the main drummer of the IAF. Indians dance and take offense at all constantly. At first, they themselves did not exercise the m2000 option, and then they announced a competition - it is only they have so much time. Among other things, the m2000 is the IAF’s most combat-ready IS, and it’s never outdated in the latest modernization in India. But they did not buy them from Qatar, although there were conversations.
    2. Grigory_45 27 February 2020 19: 41 New
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      Quote: Thick
      The resource of mirages 2000 is almost exhausted and before an honorary pension or modernization, the car was used in full.

      Indian Su-30s could not carry bombs with a Spice kit at that time. They are just about to adapt for their application. Because the Dry ones covered, and the Mirages struck
      1. Prisoner 27 February 2020 20: 56 New
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        They didn’t strike well, it was good to see the cover since they didn’t fill up a single mirage. laughing
      2. TermNachTer 28 February 2020 22: 22 New
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        Second-hand "mirages" around the world are immeasurable. In different configuration, in different condition. If they are so good, they would find someone to buy from.
  4. ltc35 27 February 2020 17: 46 New
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    A mirage, not a mirage. It catches your eye.
    1. Fat
      Fat 27 February 2020 20: 22 New
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      Quote: ltc35
      A mirage, not a mirage. It catches your eye.

      How exactly noticed. Sorry, he slowed down
  5. Ngauro 27 February 2020 17: 47 New
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    they didn’t hit anywhere, with the latest Jewish bombs
    1. Grigory_45 27 February 2020 19: 39 New
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      Quote: NGAURO
      they didn’t hit anywhere, with the latest Jewish bombs

      here either the intelligence pumped up (inaccurate data when programming the bombs - they follow GPS signals with an accuracy of 3 meters), or the Indian pilots dropped them too early, and the bombs didn’t reach the corny, or a failure in the GPS system itself, which is in the conditions of mountainous terrain It can cool to bum, giving an error of up to hundreds of meters.
      It seems that in this case either the second or the third.
    2. Fat
      Fat 27 February 2020 20: 33 New
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      Quote: NGAURO
      they didn’t hit anywhere, with the latest Jewish bombs

      Ask minus. Maybe you are a dock in Jewish bombs, maybe you think news bulletins are hi for placing buttons on the map?
      Sergeant Chepelinsky castle 1983:
      How many of you knock?
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      Good! Soften the question!
      How many of you are telling the truth?
  6. Piramidon 27 February 2020 18: 05 New
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    And I would not give a damn about them. Recently, they themselves do not know what they need and what they want. The proposals - the sea, the brains - rang out, rushing from one supplier to another, while trying to blackmail everyone (here we will not buy a khan from you either). With such "friends" and enemies are not needed. Let them gather from all over the world a "piece" and try to exploit and maintain this whole vinaigrette.
  7. Andrey.AN 27 February 2020 18: 18 New
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    About a larger radar cross section in vain, PFAR Bars emits generally more powerful, the beam is wider, larger cross section or not, but it has little effect on visibility, any radar transmits radiation to the inspected object by orders of magnitude greater signal strength than returns to the receiver by glare, for any it glows if it is switched on in the active mode, and in passive mode it can warn about exposure to the enemy earlier than the glare reflected from it will be strong enough to be detected.
    1. Avior 27 February 2020 23: 18 New
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      in passive, he can warn about exposure to the enemy earlier than the reflection reflected from him will be strong enough to detect.

      in RTR mode, only individual AFAR stations can operate
      1. Andrey.AN 27 February 2020 23: 31 New
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        if Bars does not work in this mode, something else should be in the avionics warning.
        1. Avior 27 February 2020 23: 32 New
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          SPO
          But its capabilities are noticeably less than the full RTR station
  8. Pastor 27 February 2020 18: 29 New
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    Like children: flew in, scared where they had to from fear, hit the road home. It is not a pity for the command to write off planes in the event of failure; the main thing for pilots was to return empty home. And they fight, bulging eyes.
  9. rosomaha 27 February 2020 19: 18 New
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    firstly, the SPICE UAB has an optical guidance system (TV or thermal imaging) coupled with an inertial satellite. And the fact that they are so mazanuli .. this is a BAAA big question for the ability to use these PSUs or problems with the UAB guidance system.
  10. Tusv 27 February 2020 19: 35 New
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    For me it is. Mirages were used as attack aircraft. Fully reasonable for the Su-34. We did not sell India
  11. Tuzik 27 February 2020 20: 03 New
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    "True, there is great doubt that the militant camp was destroyed."

    That was a mirage))
    1. Fat
      Fat 27 February 2020 21: 00 New
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      Quote: Tuzik
      "True, there is great doubt that the militant camp was destroyed."
      That was a mirage))

      Wishful thinking ....
      We are all peculiar ... Was there a militant camp?
      Was that a raid?
      The main thing: no loss!
      And spare parts for Mirage 2000 for free, or at a discount, modernization)))
      1. Okolotochny 29 February 2020 06: 48 New
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        Just .... Spice - they are))))
  12. svoit 27 February 2020 21: 23 New
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    They had to sell the Su-34 along with KAB-1500LG-F
  13. Kunica 27 February 2020 21: 45 New
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    Laser-guided bombs is like a “laser sharpening” a knife? It sounds cool, but in fact it’s not sharpening at all wink
  14. eaglet 28 February 2020 23: 33 New
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    It’s not at all clear ... why they should have used the Su-30mki, which was more suitable for maneuverable air combat, instead of the main “striker” (at one time naturally) of France, for me it is more suitable for solving problems, striking at ground targets. ...
  15. Paramon Pictures 1 March 2020 03: 05 New
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    Themselves naebmanuli - rightly sophisticated