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China has deployed strategic H-6 bombers closer to Indian border

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The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is deploying several H-6 strategic bombers closer to the Indian border. This is taking place amid deteriorating relations between the two countries and the aggravation of the situation in the border area.


Military Watch magazine reports.

In total, the Chinese military has 270 H-6 strategic bombers. Most of them are located in the eastern coast of the country.

Since the H-6s carry cruise missiles, their deployment in the border zone could provide the PRC with a significant advantage over the Indian army in the event of an armed conflict.

These aircraft are armed with a relatively new CJ-20 cruise missile with a range of 2 kilometers. Its warhead has a mass of half a ton. In addition, China has YJ-63 cruise missiles, which are capable of covering distances ten times less than the CJ-20. But since this ammunition weighs much less, the bomber is able to take on board more of these missiles.

India has long been thinking about purchasing modernized versions of the Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, which are superior in flight characteristics to the H-6.

In addition, New Delhi contracted the S-400 air defense system from Russia. India also does not exclude the possibility of purchasing Su-35 and MiG-35 fighters.
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  1. Fregate
    Fregate 15 September 2020 13: 07
    +7
    And why should strategists, given their range and range of flight, move their missiles closer to the border? To make it easier to destroy them right at the airfield?
    1. Connor MacLeod
      Connor MacLeod 15 September 2020 13: 11
      +3
      Because they are not against India, but in case of some other conflict. smile
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather 15 September 2020 13: 11
      +1
      India has long been thinking about purchasing modernized versions of the Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, which are superior in flight characteristics to the H-6.
      and we have extra to get out?
      1. ancient
        ancient 15 September 2020 14: 54
        +4
        Quote: Dead Day
        and we have extra to get out?

        The first time such a "bike" went in the late 70s, when the "Indians" suddenly wanted to "buy" another Tu-22M2 wassat ..... almost half a century has passed and ... the carriage is still there wassat
    3. zwlad
      zwlad 15 September 2020 13: 27
      +1
      they do not reach India from the airfields.
      1. ancient
        ancient 15 September 2020 15: 00
        +1
        Quote: zwlad
        they do not reach India from the airfields.

        Absolutely right drinks
    4. dauria
      dauria 15 September 2020 14: 07
      +4
      Why strategists with their flight range


      Because they are not "strategists". This is a Tu-16, and even after all the modifications it remains a "long-range" bomber. In the US, this class of cars has been ignored since the 60s, and is only now being reborn as the B-21.
    5. svp67
      svp67 15 September 2020 14: 23
      +2
      Quote: Fregate
      Why would strategists, given their range and range of their missiles, move closer to the border?

      Apparently this six has its own task ... more political than military.
      But India would not hurt to think about buying from us not the Tu-22, which we now lack, but brand new Su-34M
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 15 September 2020 22: 10
        0
        Quote: svp67
        It would not hurt India to think about buying from us not the Tu-22, which we now lack, but the brand new Su-34M

        And we have a lot of Su-34Ms, they have not replaced all Su-24s with themselves ...
        1. svp67
          svp67 16 September 2020 08: 28
          0
          Quote: Lara Croft
          And we have a lot of Su-34Ms, they have not replaced all Su-24s with themselves ...

          Nothing, Russia could share these aircraft, unlike the Tu-22M
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft 16 September 2020 21: 06
            +1
            Quote: svp67
            Quote: Lara Croft
            And we have a lot of Su-34Ms, they have not replaced all Su-24s with themselves ...

            Nothing, Russia could share these aircraft, unlike the Tu-22M

            Yes, India does not need the Su-34 and for the money ...
            India will buy 33 fighters from Russia for the country's air force. According to Indian media, the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) of the Cabinet of Ministers of India approves the acquisition in Russia 12 new-built Su-30MKI aircraft и 21 MiG-29 aircraft from the presence of the Russian military department.
            https://topwar.ru/172781-indijskoe-pravitelstvo-vydelilo-sredstva-na-zakupku-rossijskih-istrebitelej.html
            Article July 5, 2020
    6. Piramidon
      Piramidon 15 September 2020 15: 57
      0
      Quote: Fregate
      And why should strategists, given their range and range of flight, move their missiles closer to the border? To make it easier to destroy them right at the airfield?

      Such a form as "muscle flexing" in international politics has not yet been ignored or canceled. India has no strategists, and the Tu-16 is still a serious machine, even if we do not take into account its Chinese "upgrade".
  2. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 15 September 2020 13: 10
    0
    We are now witnessing a rehearsal of how the PRC will act with us in the event of our further weakening.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 15 September 2020 13: 12
      -3
      It is easier with us, the terrain for conducting a tank offensive is more suitable.
      1. Alexey Sommer
        Alexey Sommer 15 September 2020 13: 20
        +3
        not quite so) do you imagine the border in two, as central Russia?
        there, apart from the rivers, the undergrowth in the taiga is in two girths ..
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 15 September 2020 13: 29
          +1
          What does the taiga have to do with it? The attacks are along the roads. There is no problem to force the river. Cities near the border: Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok. Sakhalin and Magadan on the seashore, the Fleet in comparison with the Chinese consider that we do not have. Everything above the above mentioned cities is a deserted "desert"
        2. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 15 September 2020 13: 36
          0
          For comparison, the Sino-Hindu border and height map.

        3. dauria
          dauria 15 September 2020 14: 17
          +2
          there, apart from the rivers, the undergrowth in the taiga is in two girths ..


          Until the only railway line - the steppe is bare. No rivers, no ravines, no forests. In winter you will freeze and you won't even find firewood. At least through Zabaikalsk, at least through Kyakhta. Moreover, Mongolia is no longer ours. And the knot on Karymskaya will be destroyed first of all. (Well, if you fight competently)
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 15 September 2020 16: 13
        0
        Quote: Grazdanin
        It is easier with us, the terrain for conducting a tank offensive is more suitable.

        Yeah, this is from the topic of all-fledged people - "we don't have enough cartridges for all the Chinese, they multiply faster than we churn out cartridges. They'll overwhelm us with corpses. There will be no place to bury ...". Old.
    2. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 15 September 2020 13: 15
      +4
      how the PRC will act with us
      Will the scum carriers be driven to the border? If that’s the whole plan, it’s really going to get sick laughing.
      1. ancient
        ancient 15 September 2020 15: 07
        +5
        Quote: Trapp1st
        Will the scum carriers be driven to the border? If that’s the whole plan, it’s really going to get sick laughing.

        That's when the Soviet Union (when they really understood what war was, and what was .... "maneuvers). Near Ulan-Ude (in Sosnovy Bor) was the headquarters of the East Siberian strategic direction (High Command of the Far East (GKVDV ).."East" soldier
        Combat composition:
        - 7 combined arms armies (5th, 15th, 29th, 35th, 36th, 39th and 51st) and 2 air armies (1st Special and 23rd).
        - 2 army corps (25th and 43rd).

        The Red Banner Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet), the 30th Air Red Banner Army of the Supreme Command (based in Transbaikalia and the Far Eastern Military District), the 11th Red Banner Air Defense Army (in the Far East) and part of the forces of the 14th Air Defense Army (in Transbaikalia and Mongolia), as well as the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Army.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 15 September 2020 15: 20
          0
          Damansky was not forgotten, and Afghanistan confirmed its "friendly" attitude towards us. There were many times more Chinese instructors than the American ones and tens of thousands (if not hundreds) of tons of Chinese weapons handed over to the dushmans.
          In military affairs, it is not intentions that are important, but potential. Bismarck.
    3. Aleksandr21
      Aleksandr21 15 September 2020 13: 18
      +2
      Quote: Knell Wardenheart
      We are now witnessing a rehearsal of how the PRC will act with us in the event of our further weakening.


      China is not interested in us, in the sense you are writing about. China's interest lies in the South China Sea, and this is primarily Taiwan, and only then territorial disputes with neighbors, and a war with us (even in the distant future) will not give China anything. It is much more profitable for them to buy Russia and tie the New Silk Road to their strategy.
      1. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart 15 September 2020 13: 39
        0
        So it is, but all these plans of China are in some conflict with the needs of a part of our society - I mean the state-oriented and pro-imperial. And on the question of whether we are ready to bury our ambitions for the sake of some sort of "Silk Road", I think not. Now it is possible. Tomorrow is possible. But it will smolder - and if we start to develop this direction at the level of high political will, a conflict with the PRC is inevitable.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 15 September 2020 13: 50
          -6
          Quote: Knell Wardenheart
          ambitions for the sake of some "Silk Road", I think not

          This mythical "Silk Road" is not particularly needed by China. There are other options. More optimal. Through Kazakhstan and Georgia.
          1. askort154
            askort154 15 September 2020 14: 07
            +6
            Grazdanin ....This mythical "Silk Road" is not particularly needed by China. There are other options. More optimal. Through Kazakhstan and Georgia.

            It has already been abandoned. Ukraine also "participated" there. About 5 years ago, a trial train was sent from Ukraine. Its "travel time" was much longer, and as a result, it did not reach its final destination in China.
            China is no longer considering this "Georgian-Kazakh" proposal. hi
            1. Grazdanin
              Grazdanin 15 September 2020 14: 25
              -3
              Quote: askort154
              China is no longer considering this "Georgian-Kazakh" proposal.

              China-Kazakhstan-Georgia-Turkey
              China-Uzbekistan-Turkey
              The second option seems to be preferable to China. The first site was opened this summer.
              The "Silk Road" is far from the only and not the optimal way, according to the Chinese themselves.
              https://ru.sputnik.kg/economy/20200610/1048618270/kitay-kyrgyzstan-uzbekistan-poezd-koridor-tranzit.html

              Another thing amazes me, why are you so glad to be a gasket and rejoice that as a gasket better than others?
              1. askort154
                askort154 15 September 2020 14: 49
                0
                Grazdanin ....Another thing amazes me, why are you so glad to be a gasket and rejoice that as a gasket better than others?

                Yes, the mind is rushing. Apparently this is the most vulnerable place for you.
                And your rudeness only confirms this, and does not honor you.
                You are on the Russian site, not on the "censor". If you have a decent upbringing, you must respect the opinion of your opponent, without stupid attacks and "characteristics".
                (cons are not mine, I don't use them) yes hi
                1. Grazdanin
                  Grazdanin 15 September 2020 15: 02
                  -4
                  “You” It's not about you specifically, it's about those who are happy that Russia has become an appendage of China, which is capable of supplying only resources. The technology is almost over.
                  The Silk Road and Power of Siberia are very controversial projects. The Silk Road is at least the construction of roads, which we ourselves really need.
                2. Grazdanin
                  Grazdanin 15 September 2020 18: 03
                  +1
                  Quote: askort154
                  (cons are not mine, I don't use them)

                  By the way, why should I care about the presence or absence of - / + and who put them?
              2. g1washntwn
                g1washntwn 15 September 2020 14: 54
                +4
                Quote: Grazdanin
                why are you so happy to be a gasket and are glad that as a gasket better than others

                Did you unload wagons or wagons with a deficit in times of shortage? Well! If you had such experience, you would not say nonsense about the "gaskets". Previously, cities were specially placed on trade routes, because it is beneficial... And gas and oil pipelines and the reincarnation of the Great Silk Road are no exception.
          2. _Sergei_
            _Sergei_ 15 September 2020 15: 04
            0
            Kazakhstan was building a railway parallel to the Transsib. They got the speed of a high-speed train 40 km / h, high-speed. Our freight service runs 120.
          3. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 16 September 2020 10: 04
            0
            Quote: Grazdanin
            There are other options. More optimal. Through Kazakhstan and Georgia.

            Four borders, two ferries. It couldn't be more optimal. smile
    4. paul3390
      paul3390 15 September 2020 20: 32
      +2
      Why do they need the Far East? There is not a damn thing that China needs. And what is - you still have to take. And because of this, come into conflict with the first nuclear power and the only source of military technology? Yes, and oil and gas in the case of Bodalov with the West, China has nowhere to take except from us .. So ..
      1. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart 15 September 2020 20: 58
        +1
        Here I will paint a picture for you in oil - now China is the second economy of the planet, this is a fleet, quantitatively equal to the US fleet, this is a world factory, whose dem. the potential allows us to occupy almost ALL production niches for goods, and it is banal to fill all markets with cheap products based on Chinese technologies and industry. Now we have laid a gas pipe there, we trade resources and technologies. Tomorrow we will sell even more to China - and buy more from China because of the sanctions. China will be even stronger and richer tomorrow.
        Now relations between the PRC and the West are not the best. Tomorrow they will hardly get better. It is quite possible on the basis of all this a situation - when relations between the West and the PRC will heat up - and we will have a choice of a "supported side", let's say so. Considering the size of our territory and nuclear arsenals, the width of the borders with the EU / NATO and the PRC, our neutrality in a serious war is practically impossible. Therefore, we will have to choose a side.
        Considering the long-standing orientation of our capital towards Europe, I think that it is possible that "de jure" we will choose neutral and endless speeches in the style of the cat Leopold, "de facto" we will sharply curtail supplies to China, even at a loss to ourselves. There have already been precedents - we have repeatedly followed the lead of the West, when it seemed to be beneficial to us, but it smelled fried (for example, on the supply of weapons to Iran). The PRC will hardly appreciate it, and their reaction may well continue to follow the rails of the same reasons that led Japan to Pearl Harbor. The West will only be glad, you understand.

        I am not saying that this is 100% a scenario. But the probability is far from zero. In a prolonged confrontation, the PRC will (probably) be deprived of a stable supply of resources - at least from Australia and Latin America. Perspective from Africa. In this case, the only option would be to campaign against us.
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 15 September 2020 21: 11
          +1
          Duc again - China first of all needs oil and gas and raw materials, which are simply not available in the Far East. Well, they will occupy him - and what? How will this help them in butting with the West? And to those areas where all this is - as to Paris on a hang glider .. Well, what is Pearl Harbor? The Japanese needed it so that the American fleet did not interfere in the seizure of Indochina and Indonesia, where, again, there were raw materials .. I see no analogies.

          I’m not talking about where the Chinese will then take, say, engines and missiles for the S-400 .. And not only them. And by the way - I do not think that our smallest will take the side of the USA .. For the most stupid woodpecker in the forest already understands that it is impossible to deal with mattresses in principle. None. Never. Because - they will throw a stopudovo. No options ..
  3. Pavel57
    Pavel57 15 September 2020 13: 10
    +2
    As long as the Indians think the war will start and end.
    1. GREG68
      GREG68 15 September 2020 13: 23
      +1
      Until the thunder breaks out, the Hindu does not cross! lol
      1. g1washntwn
        g1washntwn 15 September 2020 14: 29
        +2
        Quote: GREG68
        Until the thunder breaks out, the Hindu does not cross!

        Do you know how difficult it is to be baptized from the asana supta kurmasana? And if you still sit on a war elephant, then at times! laughing
        1. GREG68
          GREG68 15 September 2020 14: 38
          +1
          asanas supta kurmasana

          What terrible words wink
          1. dzvero
            dzvero 15 September 2020 15: 11
            +2
            This is combat black sorcery 80lvl ... smile
  4. Nevolnik
    Nevolnik 15 September 2020 13: 15
    +3
    Well, the Indians waited with their Rafaeli .. Would buy a batch of weapons from Russia, China would not be so impudent! I think soro pakistan will become more active, etc.
    Dance on "jimi jimi, acha acha .." ...
    1. Mik1701
      Mik1701 15 September 2020 13: 27
      -5
      How much China is not interested in the border territories of the Russian Federation, you can learn from their school textbooks. The girls are good there.
      1. Nevolnik
        Nevolnik 15 September 2020 15: 07
        +1
        Quote: Mik1701
        How much China is not interested in the border territories of the Russian Federation, you can learn from their school textbooks. The girls are good there.

        Well, there are a lot of hobbies about the territory of Russia in the world .. But whoever dares first, obviously not China .. By the way, China has placed its missile silos (of the last strike) closer to the borders of Russia, supposedly they will cover it up if something is Russian And we will do it! hi
        Well, the Chinese threat is a liberal fake ... to play us off! It is useless gentlemen ... China respects Russia and they owe us a lot (namely Stalin) And to fight the Russians, they know the history of Russia quite well .. Khrushcha they hated the bastard!
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 15 September 2020 13: 29
    +2
    Just redeploying long-range aviation in the interior of China, away from the hegemon. And then there is a noise. How much is this? And in general, this airfield was used by Chinese strategists? hi
    1. askort154
      askort154 15 September 2020 14: 16
      +2
      Who knows, news feed: A combat helicopter of the American occupants fell in Syria.

      Yes, there is such infa on "World Review". VOs regularly reprint their "news" from there. Now they have an afternoon nap-smoke break. So, soon this news will appear here too. hi
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 15 September 2020 13: 45
    0
    In a pancake, "played out" ... sellers of weapons rub their handles on the eve!
    1. Nevolnik
      Nevolnik 15 September 2020 15: 10
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      In a pancake, "played out" ... sellers of weapons rub their handles on the eve!

      To whom the war, and to whom the mother is dear .. Again, Victor wants to play a card. To play off the Russians with someone .. But figs to them all! hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 15 September 2020 15: 12
        +1
        We have nothing to catch there .... but to sell anything to those "pugnacious cockerels" seems to work out.
  7. ultra
    ultra 15 September 2020 14: 03
    +4
    Quote: Grazdanin
    There are other options. More optimal. Through Kazakhstan and Georgia.

    Brad! Four transshipments of containers in ports, plus 1500 km by sea, at a speed of 20-30 km / h. laughing
  8. evgen1221
    evgen1221 15 September 2020 14: 06
    +1
    With current weapons, I think it's not good to pull something closer to the borders, because they will be the first to burn on occasion. Since the Second World War, a lot has changed. First, a mid-long-range strike, then a quick capture by mobile forces and tanks, then who will have the economy and population, that is, how lucky. And where in the armed conflict between India and China can this be geographically turned around? The Himalayas and Tibet are not weak mountains and not just a plain with corridors. Conclusion - only yao, only hardcore!
    1. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 15 September 2020 14: 22
      +4
      There is all the fuss over the high-mountain salt desert (Aksaychin). Peel nuclear weapons in cities for a deserted area?
      China is planning both with Damansky Island and with artificial islands: whoever got up first and slippers. Well, they knock around there in a deserted area conventionally in the game "king of the hill", the rest of the time before the collapse of the Universe will pout at each other.
      1. evgen1221
        evgen1221 15 September 2020 15: 38
        0
        Yes, I am of the same opinion that there is someone who will sit out whom, however, they could have cut the plot exactly in half. Voynushka is extremely unlikely.
  9. Andrey.AN
    Andrey.AN 15 September 2020 15: 07
    0
    Let's do this, the Chinese are focusing all their satellites along the aisle over neutral waters and closer to their borders, this is closer to defense than to expansion.
  10. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 15 September 2020 16: 37
    +1
    Maybe the author will finally stop calling the Tu-16 strategic ?! Far, middle, whatever, but not strategic. Even if there is a jamb, then what to say about the content of the article is sucked out of the finger. We flew over Ukraine 3 B-52, so what? Everyone understands perfectly well that today no one has the resources and strength to fight the big players. It's easier to swing slowly and give up yourself. They underwent the union, Damansky surrendered, the Kurils were probed, the pensions were swallowed, the muzzles were accepted, they agree to the curfew, and so on. So far, so good.
  11. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 17 September 2020 10: 03
    0
    Well, the Indians are unlikely to get the Tu-22M3, but for the new Tu-160, the production of which started in Kazan, they can take a turn.