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"New Delhi has unreasonably high hopes for protecting India's borders with the S-400 air defense system": the Chinese press assessed the statement of Indian skeptics

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"New Delhi has unreasonably high hopes for protecting India's borders with the S-400 air defense system": the Chinese press assessed the statement of Indian skeptics

China is reacting to a publication in the Indian edition of IDN regarding the purchase by India of the Russian anti-aircraft complex S-400. Recall that earlier India contracted these complexes and, despite pressure from the United States, did not refuse to fulfill its obligations under the contract with the Russian supplier.


The Chinese publication Sina Military, referring to Indian journalists, writes that “some experts in India perceive the S-400 Triumph air defense system as weaponwhich is 100 percent capable of containing Pakistan and China. " The statements of the Indian command that the first complexes will be located in the border areas with these countries are cited.

The Chinese edition reminds that Beijing's rhetoric in this regard sounded and continues to sound "much more modest." In particular, it is noted that China is also the owner of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, "however, I never allowed myself to say that with its help he was going to restrain the aggression of India."

In India itself, meanwhile, the debate continues about how much the S-400 air defense system needs to be purchased in order to completely secure its borders from possible air raids. At the same time, there are also enough outright skeptics who say that "New Delhi has unreasonably high hopes for protecting the borders of India with the help of the S-400 air defense system." In the aforementioned Chinese edition, evaluating this statement, they "seized on" it, noting that in any case it is more important to have a direct dialogue than to talk about the possibility of "deterrence with the help of one or another weapon."

The opinion of Western military experts is also cited, who say that the S-400 air defense system "will not be able to effectively help India if it is going to place them on the country's borders - in the mountains or in the jungle." Allegedly, the S-400 are effective only if their positions are located in an open area. Moreover, footage from Russia is cited as an argument, when firing from these air defense systems is carried out in the steppes of the Astrakhan region.
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  1. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 10 December 2021 17: 27
    +7
    I think no one will give one hundred percent guarantee, there are many nuances - from training to force majeure.
    1. Ilya-spb
      Ilya-spb 10 December 2021 19: 06
      +6
      Not a single air defense system works with 100% efficiency. This is an axiom.

      And the Chinese have not just strained themselves ... The S-400 can cover the strategic directions with Pakistan.
  2. Pastor
    Pastor 10 December 2021 17: 29
    +7
    The Chinese are good fellows: they bought them themselves, and they tell the others that it’s bad ... cleverly done: buy ours, and we will take the best for ourselves.
  3. Kesha1980
    Kesha1980 10 December 2021 17: 38
    +7
    5 regimental sets of S-400 are still "asking" for the Indians.
    In the mountains, namely in the gorges? Ahem. Unlikely. How to give joy? Air defense should not only consist of 400. In some areas, "partner-assistants" are needed. We can sell - let the Indians apply. And let the Chinese apply.
  4. wandlitz
    wandlitz 10 December 2021 17: 40
    +2
    Right choice. It is not in YUSA to buy anti-aircraft systems.
  5. paul3390
    paul3390 10 December 2021 17: 41
    +2
    Well, in general, it is really doubtful that in the highlands of Tibet, the S-400 will help them a lot. Like any other air defense system. Painfully, the relief is not conducive to early detection. But what the jungle can especially interfere with is not very clear. And a significant part of the border with the packs is generally a desert.
    1. Momento
      Momento 10 December 2021 19: 26
      0
      for the Indians, the S-400 makes sense to cover the bases of the fleet. for the rest, the terrain and distances are such that aviation is needed.
  6. Fox_Fox
    Fox_Fox 10 December 2021 17: 44
    0
    Another headache for Americans is to regulate a possible Indo-Chinese border conflict wink
    And Russia has taken a very advantageous position - to trade in arms with both countries.
    1. Kesha1980
      Kesha1980 10 December 2021 17: 57
      +2
      Well, they can regulate only from one side - to incite the Indians, for the sake of reality. And so, yes - the "wet" dream of amers is more wars on the "ball" and their advisers with their weapons on both sides. And their diplomats are on a "settlement").
      1. Normann
        Normann 10 December 2021 19: 17
        0
        And who is against the purchase of their weapons - sanctions)) Here it is a democratic multipolar world ...
        1. Kesha1980
          Kesha1980 10 December 2021 19: 35
          +2
          Moreover! If the country does not have the prerequisites for the purchase of expensive amerskoy weapons - then soon these prerequisites will appear!). Or political scandals will change the country's leadership.
          But it rolls! Such a mess!
      2. Alexander widerkehr
        Alexander widerkehr 11 December 2021 19: 56
        0
        Managing Potential Indo-Chinese Border Conflict Another American Headache wink
        And Russia has taken a very advantageous position - to trade in arms with both countries.
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    2. Alexander widerkehr
      Alexander widerkehr 11 December 2021 19: 55
      0
      Well, they can regulate only from one side - to incite the Indians, for the sake of reality. And so, yes - the "wet" dream of amers is more wars on the "ball" and their advisers with their weapons on both sides. And their diplomats are on a "settlement").
  7. Voltsky
    Voltsky 10 December 2021 18: 46
    0
    India is in fact capable of delivering cancer to Pakistan if unconventional weapons are excluded; with China more later, but mainly for China ...
  8. bald
    bald 10 December 2021 20: 02
    +1
    This is this problem, they have already decided and even for the better to sell the air defense system of the latest system - this is a chess move - for the world it is a peaceful move
    .
    1. D16
      D16 10 December 2021 20: 59
      +1
      +100500. And no one is offended for selling offensive weapons to the enemy. At least he won't talk about it out loud lol .
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 10 December 2021 20: 15
    +1
    The opinion of Western military experts is also cited, who say that the S-400 air defense system “will not be able to effectively help
    ... There are no systems that alone can prevent something ...
    As part of a comprehensive protection system. One complements the other, not excludes.
    However, India has everything, to combine all this into one whole, working, then there will be effective protection.
  10. bar
    bar 10 December 2021 20: 23
    +1
    China also owns the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, "but never allowed myself to say that with its help he was going to contain the aggression of India."

    At least it will level the playing field.
  11. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 10 December 2021 23: 51
    +1
    Missile Air Defense - Assistant to Fighter Air Defense.
    And not vice versa.
    Without a decent number of interceptors / fighters
    any ground complex will certainly be deceived and bypassed
    and / or destroyed.
  12. riwas
    riwas 11 December 2021 10: 15
    +1
    The Chinese edition of Sina Military, referring to Indian journalists, writes that "some experts in India perceive the S-400 Triumph air defense system as a weapon that is 100 percent capable of containing Pakistan and China."

    We need a layered air defense. India also needs to buy our "Buki", "Armor", "Torah", radar and jamming complexes.