India's deadlock with China
continues in Ladakh and both sides are preparing their forces to fight each other. Talks between military commanders and WMCC (mechanism for consultation and coordination on border issues) have not yielded any satisfactory results so far.
There is a concern that if China wants to move forward, the deadlock may continue for a long time or the matter may extend beyond that. Armed forces are ready for any situation. Security forces have been deployed to counter any Chinese daring.
The military has included its latest long-range cannons, including the M777 imported from the US. Naval Chinese have arrived in the Indian Ocean to demonstrate their strength in the critical area in view of the threat. The Quad and its exercises with the US are demonstrating their ability to dominate major Chinese cargo routes.
The Air Force has deployed some of its resources in Ladakh, while activating its bases in the plains to counter the Chinese Army.
Of the 36 Rafale aircraft ordered in such a scenario, the first five completed 7,000 km flight from France to India yesterday, and 17 squadrons will be stationed in Ambala as part of the 'Golden Arrow'.
These aircraft were stationed in the United Arab Emirates en route to India. These have been purchased at a cost of Rs 58,000 crore. Of these 36 aircraft, 28 will be single-seated and eight will be two-seater.
Especially keeping in mind the need of India, this 4.5 generation aircraft will have the latest avionics and arsenal, making them the most versatile aircraft in the Indian Air Force list. The creators of Rafael describe this aircraft as a multi-tasking aircraft at the same time, which can establish air supremacy, intercept enemy aircraft, reconnaissance in the air, attack in the deep, attack on ships and nuclear Can perform many tasks, including preventing attacks.
The Air Force spokesman has stated that the Air Force Air Crew and Ground Crew with their highly advanced weapon systems received extensive training on the aircraft and are now fully active. After the arrival of the aircraft, efforts will be made to focus on its operations as soon as possible.
All the goods needed for its maintenance and ammunition have reached India and very soon these aircraft will be put to work. At this time, India generally does not have the time normally required to operate a few months for the operation of the aircraft. It is expected to be carried out like a high campaign.
Ambala as the base has been selected keeping in mind its operations. Ambala is about 200 kilometers from the Pakistan border and there is also a Line of Actual Control (LAC) at about the same distance from there. Therefore planes can be operated from the same base against both opponents.
The advantage of deploying these aircraft to Ambala is that aircraft can be lifted from the lower base with larger payloads, compared with China deploying its aircraft to Tibet, which will have to grapple between the fuel load and payload.
The infrastructure to house Rafael has been fully prepared and the base is ready to contain it. The second squadron will be located in Hashimara in the northeast, where a similar infrastructure is being prepared.
The current Chinese Air Force fleet consists of J-11, J-12, SU-30 and J-20, which is currently under deployment. It also has a squadron of SU-35. Major frontline fighters of the Indian Air Force include SU-30, Mirage 2000, MiG-29, Jaguar, MiG-21 Bison, LCA and the new Rafale.
The Indian fleet is an unstoppable combination to challenge the Chinese fleet and Rafael will maintain a balance in India's favor.
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said sometime back that once the Su-30MKI and Rafale start operating together, it will be a powerful combination against our opponents, be it Pakistan or anyone else. We will have powerful abilities. Any opponent would be concerned about such a combination. That is why the Indian Air Force wants to include Rafale in its fleet as soon as possible.
The atmosphere in Ladakh is still tense, with constant discussions for a solution. In such an environment there is a need to create pressure by involving resources to tilt the balance in its favor. The army has deployed an equal number of forces, so that China does not get a chance.
Our army is determined to continue deploying its forces throughout the winter. It restricts China's military options. Our Navy is dominated by shipping corridors in the Indian Ocean, where it has the capability to intercept Chinese cargo ships. Our air force is also ready to stop China.
If action takes place at the ground level, our air force can strike the balance in its favor. The induction of Rafale and its early operationalization will send a strong message of India's convictions and intentions. Although India wants a solution through dialogue, it is also ready to expand the conflict. Though all Rafale aircraft are yet to be acquired, it will tilt the battle in India's favor. So all in all Rafale's arrival is a game changer move.
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