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In India: France will deliver several Rafale fighters ahead of schedule


The Indian media publish statements that from New Delhi (after a cross-border skirmish between Indian and Chinese military personnel), appeals regarding the “acceleration” of deliveries of military equipment and weapons came not only to Russia, but also to other partners in the military-technical sphere. According to The Week, such an appeal was sent to France.

According to the media, France “took into account the concerns of India” and decided to send six Rafale fighters ahead of schedule, after the four that are due to arrive in India starting July 27 of this year.

At the same time, the PTI resource claims that France has already sent weapons to Rafale fighters to India. We are talking about air-to-air missiles "Meteor". These are missiles that the European manufacturer relates to long-range missiles - about 120 km. Integrated guidance: ANN / radio correction / ARGSN.

Missile testing in 2019:

The Week noted that it is extremely important for India to obtain missiles with such a range that "to be able to create parity on the border with China."

At the same time, it is noted that in 2019, China began to arm its Aviation (J-11) the latest PL-15 missiles. In the PRC, they say that the missile is capable of hitting air targets at a distance of up to 200 km. However, such missiles are not suitable against maneuverable fighters, because their main objectives are reconnaissance aircraft and tankers.

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  1. Samara_63
    Samara_63 1 July 2020 07: 15
    ABOUT! This increases the chances of the Indian Air Force to succeed in the battle possible
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 1 July 2020 07: 20
      Quote: Samara_63
      ABOUT! This increases the chances of the Indian Air Force to succeed in the battle possible

      What is the "battle success" for the countries from the nuclear club with almost 3 billion people for two?

      If you undertook to troll, then at least somehow thinner, or something ...
      1. Samara_63
        Samara_63 1 July 2020 07: 24
        And who said that it comes to a nuclear strike? The USSR in Korea and Vietnam was cut in the air wildly! Hundreds shot down. And nothing
        1. venik
          venik 1 July 2020 08: 38
          Quote: Samara_63
          And who said that it comes to a nuclear strike?

          And who said that business CANNOT reach a nuclear strike?
          Quote: Samara_63
          The USSR in Korea and Vietnam was cut in the air wildly! Hundreds shot down. And nothing

          AND HOW MANY times the Union and the States were on the brink (literally "by a hair's breadth") of a full-scale nuclear conflict, did you THINK?
          1. Samara_63
            Samara_63 1 July 2020 09: 15
            Well, what about me? Everything can be ...
      2. Samara_63
        Samara_63 1 July 2020 07: 26
        Nuclear strike will be more likely because of Taiwan
        Sadly, everything goes to this
      3. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 1 July 2020 07: 27
        They won’t go beyond the incident on sticks, they are well aware of the consequences of not even a nuclear war. Indians on the background of the incident want to get what they want faster.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 1 July 2020 07: 29
    IMHO, the Indians realized it a little late ... started to seriously analyze their chances in the case of China, realized that they were hopelessly losing, and began to "grab at straws" ... Well, how can a few planes and some kind of missiles help? When the enemy has hundreds and hundreds of them? The army must be built thoughtfully and for a long time, and it is advisable to release your own, and not to arrange a hodgepodge of weapons purchased in different places ...
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 1 July 2020 09: 19
      the Indians got a little late ...

      This is yes. It was necessary to develop the domestic military-industrial complex 40 years ago. All the prerequisites were there. You see, today the Chinese chairman would "run" and ask to "speed up." And now these 6 Raphales with Meteors will certainly "change the balance of power" laughing
  3. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 1 July 2020 08: 10
    Too insignificant reason to use nuclear weapons by China and India, there are sensible people at the helm of countries, and our country has the opportunity to make good money, you can revise the price tags for weapons systems to increase them, nothing personal, just business
  4. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 1 July 2020 09: 52
    Not that they buy, there is a conflict on sticks and stones. They need sick bits and a sling of David.