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Chinese media criticized Indian statement that Rafale fighters could counter J-20

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A new batch of Rafale fighters from France will arrive in India next week as part of an ongoing contract. A batch of such combat aircraft is also expected to arrive in April. Thus, by the end of April, the number of Rafale fighters in the Indian Air Force will reach 14 units.


At the moment, the main base for the Rafale in India is the Ambala Air Force Base in the northern part of the country.

The Indian command notes that the Air Force intends to increase the number of modern fighters in important areas, including areas bordering China and Pakistan. At the same time, the Indian press adds that the Rafale fighters "will be an excellent option for countering the Chinese J-20 aircraft."

Recall that in China, their J-20 is classified as a new generation fighter.

The statements by Indian officers and observers have sparked a reaction in the Chinese media. So, in the military-thematic section of the information portal Sina Military, the following is noted:

Claims that Rafale fighters will compete on an equal footing with J-20 fighters do not hold water. These aircraft have completely different "weight categories". If the J-20 is a heavy modern fighter, then the Rafale barely went beyond the boundaries of light fighters.

It is noted that "this is recognized even in the West, including the United States."

The Chinese observer writes that the Indian side is misleading itself, claiming that the Rafale and J-20 combat aircraft are comparable.

It's worth noting that India is buying Rafale fighters from France at a whopping price tag. Together with weapons and training for pilots and technical personnel, each such aircraft costs about $ 217 million.
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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather 28 March 2021 09: 26
    +5
    to clash in the sky, and find out ... that the Russian MiGs and "SU" - the seventh generation are ...
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 28 March 2021 10: 01
      0
      Before the real skirmish in the sky, all that is theoretical talk. No more.
    2. Jacket in stock
      Jacket in stock 28 March 2021 10: 27
      +3
      Quote: Dead Day
      clash in the sky, and find out ... that the Russian MiGs and "SU" are of the seventh generation

      As a matter of fact, the organization of the process is much more important than the characteristics of the aircraft.
      They do not fight on their own, but as part of the army.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 28 March 2021 10: 39
        +2
        Quote: Jacket in stock
        Quote: Dead Day
        clash in the sky, and find out ... that the Russian MiGs and "SU" are of the seventh generation

        As a matter of fact, the organization of the process is much more important than the characteristics of the aircraft.
        They do not fight on their own, but as part of the army.

        I agree, moreover, from the flight of the link, and the mood, from the one who sits in the chairs on the AWACS, RSBN, RSP ... how I spent the evening with my wife .. everything affects.
      2. paul3390
        paul3390 28 March 2021 12: 56
        +1
        the organization of the process is much more important than the characteristics of the aircraft.

        "The best fighter is the one with the best pilot in the cockpit .." (c)
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 28 March 2021 14: 02
          0
          Quote: paul3390
          the organization of the process is much more important than the characteristics of the aircraft.

          "The best fighter is the one with the best pilot in the cockpit .." (c)

          what do you say against ...?
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 28 March 2021 09: 30
    +2
    If the J-20 is a heavy modern fighter, then the Rafale barely went beyond the boundaries of light fighters.

    Everyone praises his own ...
    However, the Chinese do not come out very convincingly. J20 - bye, "dark horse" ...
  3. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O 28 March 2021 09: 36
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    I am sure that Rafali will throw everyone to the ground
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 28 March 2021 09: 47
      +8
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      I am sure that Rafali will throw everyone to the ground

      The main thing is that the Indian pilots themselves do not fill them up on the ground.
      1. Holuay T.O
        Holuay T.O 28 March 2021 09: 55
        -9
        Yes, Machines stuffed with electronics, be healthy, intelligence is needed there
      2. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 28 March 2021 10: 51
        0
        Quote: Volodin
        Quote: Holuay T.O.
        I am sure that Rafali will throw everyone to the ground

        The main thing is that the Indian pilots themselves do not fill them up on the ground.

        Lyokha is right, Indian pilots are so-so, "Ancient" would confirm. it's like ... on the "Prior" the "check" light came on and ... the driver jumps out on the move ... something like this.
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather 28 March 2021 10: 44
      +2
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      I am sure that Rafali will throw everyone to the ground

      all the lackeys of the states and NATO for it.
    3. Outsider
      Outsider 30 March 2021 00: 50
      0
      Rafal is a great car, but it won't pull against stealth ...
  4. Magic archer
    Magic archer 28 March 2021 09: 41
    +3
    With the support of AWACS aircraft, the Chinese have little chance. Rafal is a good plane. It has a lot of priblud and goodies, plus it is constantly being modernized. Plus not a lot but fought. And what is the Chinese !? So far, only laudatory odes and yes
    those from their own.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 28 March 2021 10: 54
      0
      Quote: Magic Archer
      Rafal is a good plane. It has a lot of priblud and goodies, plus it is constantly being modernized.

      like a French premium car, comfortable, all sorts of drawers, mirrors, suitable for ladies, + good weapons.
    2. Outsider
      Outsider 30 March 2021 00: 52
      0
      - The Chinese also have AWACS aircraft ...
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 28 March 2021 09: 59
    0
    Chinese media criticized Indian statement that Rafale fighters could counter J-20
    ... Verbal "butting" goes to the fullest .... better so, although this is superfluous.
  6. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 28 March 2021 10: 00
    +5
    The fact that the Chinese plane is more modern than the Rafal is not even half of the trouble for India. According to the latest information, China already has at least 75 such aircraft. And it was in the Chinese media that they complained that the assembly is going behind schedule, it should have been like 130 by that time. And India is happy to have 14 cars in April.
    1. Outsider
      Outsider 30 March 2021 10: 03
      +1
      - China plans to increase the number of J-20 to 500 units.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 28 March 2021 10: 10
    +1
    You see how the Chinese are worried, and our technique is Hayat, as if it should be so. They do not like when they are against the grain. lol
  8. xorek
    xorek 28 March 2021 10: 42
    -2
    Indian announcement that Rafale fighters will be able to counter the J-20

    Well, the Indians are still braggart .. But what, so they are fighting in the old Soviet Migah against the F-16 .. Remember this guys ..)))
  9. pytar
    pytar 28 March 2021 13: 30
    +2
    The Chinese observer writes that the Indian side is misleading itself, claiming that the Rafale and J-20 combat aircraft are comparable.

    I wonder why the Chinese observer is so worried? He should be happy if he is right! laughing
  10. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 28 March 2021 13: 35
    +1
    It will be fun to look at this fight "curves with the blind")))
  11. Anar
    Anar 28 March 2021 14: 10
    0
    Looking at the French car industry (even Peugeot people have a nickname - jo ... a), it’s hard to believe that they have very high quality planes. Yes, the French have a beautiful, creative ram. But nevertheless, this is an ovno ..... Although the Chinese cars have not really recommended themselves, I would have sat down on Chinese rather than on the French car industry (the price and cost of repairs will at least save money). I think airplanes are a sub-category of quality.
    1. vadim dok
      vadim dok 28 March 2021 14: 34
      +1
      Of course, the Russian car is the best!
    2. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 28 March 2021 15: 12
      +1
      I wouldn't take a Chinese car. Their bodies rot much faster. As for the Frenchman, the quality is quite normal there, I don't complain about it myself.
    3. Nikon OConor
      Nikon OConor 28 March 2021 19: 18
      0
      do not tell me, my father was the first in the city to have a Renault "Laguna" of European assembly and for Europe (even the body was completely different, not like for Russia). True, fully loaded. It looks like a normal hatchback. Everything inside is in English, the computer does not even know about Russian. Damn, many were surprised when, in sport mode, at a speed of 90, the spoiler crawled out from under the trunk panel, and the suspension automatically became stiff. And by the way, 205 easily gave this miracle on the track, and as I understood it was far from the limit ...
  12. Sined
    Sined 28 March 2021 17: 02
    +2
    I also think that the advantage is more on the side of the Chinese black eagle, or whatever they call it. Since the fighter is brand new and obviously not badly stuffed with electronics, the Chinese have succeeded in this. But to reproach Rafal with the fact that he barely got out of the easy class? What does the class have to do with it? I don't think the lightweight flagship F-16V is much inferior to the heavyweights just because it is lighter.
  13. Outsider
    Outsider 30 March 2021 00: 47
    0
    Quote: Jacket in stock
    Quote: Dead Day
    clash in the sky, and find out ... that the Russian MiGs and "SU" are of the seventh generation

    As a matter of fact, the organization of the process is much more important than the characteristics of the aircraft.
    They do not fight on their own, but as part of the army.

    - Checking personal flight characteristics of aircraft is carried out exclusively one-on-one, without any external support... Desirable multiple times, 10 or more times.
    -
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 30 March 2021 08: 34
      -1
      Indians, once they pulled the Americans hard in demonstration training battles, it seems in Italy, videos and photos were promptly banned and removed. either the MiGi 29, or the SU 27 dominated the sky.
      1. Outsider
        Outsider 30 March 2021 10: 01
        0
        How long can you repeat the same garbage? Year after year? The Indians set conditions there (against the F-15):
        - heights no more than 7500 meters;
        - Americans do not use AMRAAM missiles, only "Sparrow";
        - Indians use AWACS aircraft, Americans do not use AWACS;
        - The Americans (already themselves, without the Indians) gave themselves the instruction to fight in the ratio of forces three times less - they have it so against any foreign enemy in the exercises.
        I think that the Americans then had a special "setup" - just in the Congress the next budget of the Ministry of Defense for the next year was discussed - in order to get more funding: "See what's going on, the Indians are tearing us up !?"