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"Do they want the US to allow the sale of F-35s to India": the Indian press is discussing the words of the American general about the J-20 fighters of the PRC near Ladakh

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"Do they want the US to allow the sale of F-35s to India": the Indian press is discussing the words of the American general about the J-20 fighters of the PRC near Ladakh

India is responding to a statement made by Acting Director of the US National Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Scott Berrier. According to the head of the intelligence service of the United States of America, during the confrontation between India and China in the highlands of Ladakh, the PLA Air Force deployed new generation J-20 fighters in the border regions of the PRC.


General Berrier, speaking during the hearings in the relevant Senate committee, noted that "China threatened the security of India and its territorial integrity."

From the Berrier report:

To strengthen its position in the region, Beijing moved its J-20 combat aircraft closer to Ladakh. This happened in September 2020.

The Indian media, commenting on the statement of the American general, note that for India “the deployment of Chinese J-20 fighters closer to the Indian borders is not news».

Indeed, in the fall of last year, the Indian military, referred to by the country's press as an official source, reported that the PRC had deployed two of its new-generation fighters to one of the airfields in the western part of the country. The Chinese carried out the deployment at their Khotan airbase, which is about 250 km from Ladakh. Then in India they expressed their indignation at the transfer of J-20s of the Chinese Air Force and the militarization of the region.



According to some reports, China has now withdrawn its J-20 fighters from the Hotan base. And against this background, India is discussing why the American general has now raised this topic now. A note of hope flashed in some publications: "Does the US want to consider the issue of parity between the Indian and Chinese air forces and allow the sale of its F-35 aircraft to New Delhi?"

At the same time, they immediately remembered that the United States does not sell its fifth generation fighters to countries that buy Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. And India will soon receive the first batch of such air defense systems from the Russian Federation.
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  1. URAL72
    URAL72 4 May 2021 07: 50
    +1
    If you remember how much the Gypsies overpaid for the Flurry, then with such a margin, the Yankees will sell them and Fu-22 ...
  2. Egoza
    Egoza 4 May 2021 07: 54
    +1
    "Don't they want in the USA ...." They just want to sell.
    1. svp67
      svp67 4 May 2021 08: 11
      +5
      Quote: Egoza
      "Don't they want in the USA ...." They just want to sell.

      Yes, yes .... Let the Indians now "endure brains" for the Americans, they are GREAT masters of this
      1. Nross
        Nross 6 May 2021 04: 58
        0
        Kmk, it’s not a matter of brains, but of a very large corruption component, on which, given the localization of the production, even the Moscow effective managers of ROEksp. could not go.
        The French, let's go, but the Franks turned out to be even more gypsy gypsies and defrauded the Indians with their localization. This moment most likely also has a corruption component.
    2. Revolver
      Revolver 4 May 2021 08: 25
      +3
      Even if this happens, it will be very far away. All products for the coming years have already been scheduled, when, to whom, and how much, and for the sake of turkeys no one will reshape the delivery schedule. And it is hardly possible to increase production, especially given that many components are supplied by subcontractors under long-term contracts.
      Now they let their hair in all places tear what came out of the Su-57 project.
      1. jeka424
        jeka424 4 May 2021 08: 41
        0
        su 57 is not yet being built, unlike a competitor
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 4 May 2021 23: 03
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          There is a controversial question, which is better - to start feverishly riveting a frankly damp plane, with the hope of finishing it later, or systematically biting out all the shoals, of course - wasting time .. IMHO - we are not so rich to follow the American path .. What percentage of those issued They are now fully combat-ready, then?
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    1. svp67
      svp67 4 May 2021 08: 13
      +1
      Quote: ROSS 42
      we can definitely tell why the name "Penguin" stuck to the F-35:

      Yeah, only here in the photo is quite a "Chinese" J-20
  4. knn54
    knn54 4 May 2021 08: 18
    +2
    A couple of fighters scared, what if the squadron had been driven?
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 4 May 2021 08: 57
    +2
    "Do they want the US to allow the sale of F-35s to India": the Indian press is discussing the words of the American general about the J-20 fighters of the PRC near Ladakh
    ... Caring what .... they will splash kerosene, and even at exorbitant prices they will / will try to rip it off!
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 4 May 2021 09: 01
    +2
    Let's see what will happen with the sanctions ... for the purchase of C400
  7. amr
    amr 4 May 2021 18: 17
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    Quote: jeka424
    su 57 is not yet being built, unlike a competitor

    In principle, if the Indians wanted to immediately order 100-200 pieces of SU-57 and pieces of 200-300 hunters, I wonder if the construction of these pepelats would go faster?

    it seems to me that it is much more intense and faster, and to be honest, this is more we would need than the Indians, but alas and ah ...
  8. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 4 May 2021 21: 47
    0
    Why do they need an F-35? They will soon have their own super wunderwhale of the fifth generation. China will be afraid of her like fire lol