Experts Claim That Chinese J-20 Fighter Jets Are Decades Ahead Of Any IAF Aircraft Including Rafale Jets

Experts Claim That Chinese J-20 Fighter Jets Are Decades Ahead Of Any IAF Aircraft Including Rafale Jets
Two J-20 fighters in formation – Credits: emperornie 

Chinese experts have claimed that Indian, Russian, French and US-origin weapons are no match against Chinese weapons especially the J-20 stealth fighter jet which is decades ahead of any French or Russian jets that India operates.

Adding further to the criticism, the Chinese daily called Russian-made Mig-29s, Su-30s, French-made Mirage 2000 jets and joint Anglo-French Jaguar attack aircraft as popular products on the international market which are no match for China’s domestically developed J-10C and J-16 fighter jets.

It also mentioned that Chinese analysts believe that the country’s J-20 stealth fighter jet has a “generational advantage over Indian aircraft, a gap that cannot be fulfilled by any means.”

China has built a new stealth fighter called the J-20 which entered service in September 2017, and another stealth aircraft, the J-31 is under development. The J-20 is a single seat, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter. It is bigger and heavier than the American F-22 Raptor and the Russian PAK FA T-50/SU-57.

China’s fifth-generation fighter, the J-20 which represents a significant step in the evolution of the Chinese aerospace industry. The new aircraft displays stealth features and indicates a determination on China’s part to shape new military capabilities in the period ahead.

Not many details are available about the J-20’s performance, but from open source information and imagery, a brief assessment can be made of its capabilities. The chined nose and flat lower fuselage can reduce the J-20’s frontal Radar Cross Section (RCS). The J-20’s design also includes front canards which increases its RCS. Canard design is used to improve manoeuvrability, but the disadvantage is that its moving surface increases the radar reflecting surface

China that majorly uses domestic weapons questions India’s internationally imported arsenal and believes that “Indian troops use weapons made from all over the world, which means a high logistical support cost and incompatibility between systems”.

China’s state-run, Global Times (GT) not only ridiculed Indian but also Russian, French and US-origin weapons and claimed that their domestically manufactured weapons were better than the imported ones.

Chinese experts also took a dig at Indian Air force since India has been using the US-made CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters to carry howitzers to the frontline and the AH-64 Apache attack helicopters for anti-tank missions.

Weighting its own superiority over India’s airforce capabilities, the GT wrote – “Chinese military experts said these weapons and equipment are no match for their Chinese counterparts like the PCL-181 and PLZ-05 self-propelled howitzers, Z-10 attack helicopters, and Type 15 and Type 99A tanks, as the capabilities of Chinese weaponry in terms of firepower, mobility, and tactics are far superior, and more so in high-altitude regions.”

However, Indian experts believe that “the Chinese airforce, in all probability, was never built around India as the main threat.”

“Most of its famed bases are located far too inland to serve any practical purpose for an attack on India, let alone defending its border bases. To add to the problem, the few bases that the PLAAF has, which concerns India, are not mutually supportive – if one is attacked, the other does not come in its defence – something the IAF bases enjoy. The distance between Hotan and its nearest support, Kashgar, is approx 400-500 km, well beyond the supporting distance with present-day technology,” writes retired Wing Commander Amit Ranjan Giri.

India-China Border Faceoff

India and China have been in a border standoff since the last week of April in both the Galwan Valley and Pangong Tso. Beijing objects to infrastructure development by New Delhi along the Line of Actual Control and the situation escalated.

India on Tuesday said 20 of its soldiers were killed after a violent clash with Chinese forces a day earlier in the strategically important Galwan Valley on the Himalayan frontier, a dramatic escalation that represents the first combat fatalities between the Asian powers since 1975.

Beijing confirmed there had been casualties in Monday’s clash but gave no further details.

Several news outlets stated that 10 Indian soldiers, including 4 officers, were taken captive and then released by the Chinese on 18 June. India, however, did not confirm or deny these reports and on 19 June, Chinese foreign ministry responded that China “presently has not detained any Indian personnel”.

Thousands of soldiers from both sides have been locked in a standoff in the remote region of Ladakh.

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  1. Haha, what good is a plane without engines, it’s maybe an advanced turret, we have Bofors for it.

    • IAF is definitely no match for the PLA airforce. India bought almost all foreign made fighter aircrafts which are 2nd or 3rd generation planes. Refer to the recent Pak-india air battle. India got a bloody nose. My advice for india is to think twice before going yo war with China, a superpower.

      • Uh, and the Chinese “super power” has to rely on Russia for reliable power plants.

      • Shailendra Bhatnagar

        How can you say India got a bloody nose ? With old Mig 21 India shot down F-16 and Porkistan fas forced to return the captured pilot. Indian jets are not 2 or 3rd generation they are 4-4.5 generation and upgraded with latest avionics.

        Besides this Indian pilots are trained and have exposure to exercising with US and Australian Air Forces. We agree China is a Global Power but not superpower.

        • old mIg 21 shot an F 16? are u even serious? this nonsense is debunked so many times even by a US count and u still believe in fairytales.

          • @Jia:
            Both Pak and US stand to gain by saying that no PAF F-16 jet was shot down. (The latter wants to continue selling the F16 for at least a decade more.)
            Locals say they saw 2 parachutes descend. Pak media clearly reported that 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙟𝙚𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣. One Indian pilot – 𝙒𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙢𝙙𝙧. 𝘼𝙗𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙣 𝙑𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙣 was shown on Pak TV channels. Why not the other?? Because… the second was
            Wing Cmdr. 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗵𝗮𝘇-𝘂𝗱-𝗗𝗶𝗻 of the No. 19 Squadron (sherdils), 𝗳𝗹𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗣𝗔𝗙 𝗙-𝟭𝟲. Recall that Wing Cmdr. Varthaman did claim to have shot down a F-16. Lockheed Martin hasn’t claimed that the F-16 is capable of surviving a hit by a Russian R-73E air-to-air missile.
            And… you’ve had no problem believing Pakistani fairy tales.

      • ok it is no match… btw, why are you selling huawei and all the china brand phones to india… you are a super power.. why do you need a third world country market?

      • Thanks for your advice. This confrontation was forced on India and in the assessment of the Indian armed forces top brass, they have what it takes to stand up to China.

    • Doros Eleftheriou

      I believe a war between China and India will lead to an inhabitable planet Earth! Both powers have nuclear weapons and this is not a game if war breaks out between them! The tanks and aircrafts are just little toys if nukes start to explode… So it is better for all living on Earth, to exist peace between these two nations and I hope the Almighty God enlightens both to peace and prosperity!

  2. Utter non sense utter bushit expert, send ur 20 j 20s against our 5 Rafale, we will show you who we are. Rafale locked f 22 raptor 6 times in mock battle, outclassed so called eurofighter, it has the biggest range of 3900 kms. Supercruise upto mach 1.5. Its super agile super maneuvering. With 90 percent availability all the time during peace or war and engines can be changed in 25 mi s flat, and lowest maintanace.

  3. Is this not the copied version of Russian MIG? What about the engine flaw? What about fake stealth?

    • Then again it is the man in the machine that matters more than the machine itself isn’t it? Pretty sure India has a huge edge there.


  5. You guys call j20 shit as 5th gen fighter plane but do you even know it was detected by sukhoi 30Mki from around 80 kms, Stealth Mode huhhh?? Anyways take pride in non-sense and enjoy..

  6. Sameer umarjikar

    Chinnna make is mostly fake, they have superority only in the media and propoganda based fakers ( fighters). Chinese hardware isnt a hardware its just a piece of shit that can fly we have a count 1:5 i.e.1 of India is equal to 5 or may be 6 of China, in all forces
    Air Force
    Realy war games are Indian, Chinese only follow “art of war” that is obsolete 😄😄


    Chinese experts say is the only important thing in this article. Chinese are Father of Corona virus & same experts will say he is not their son

  8. Okey..hahahahahahahahahafuxxingexpertshaaa

  9. Live_ on guys in a dream world . If you go to war with China in Ladakh _ it will surely be a repeat of ’62 & more !!

    • If war happens, India might take PoK too
      We are prepared to go full on with both Pak and China this time
      No matter what may be India’s outcome, we will put Pak out if it’s misery

    • why you worried man… if india is crushed, porkis should be happy only right.. so dont worry porki

  10. K. P. Damodaran

    This “expert” is not at all an expert in this field. I believe this article is being paid to publish.

    • no no. the expert is a big expert.. he can talk about anything and everything… atomic physics.. neural networks.. machine language, compilers, automobile design… relationships.. politics.. geology… evolution… mythology.. everything under the sun.. infact the expert lives in the sun only.

  11. J20 is a big failure in engine. China is hiding and they are not able to solve the issue.

  12. Indian su30mki could track j20 over tibet, not sure in what config but it happened. But china does have 5th gen and india does not have. India had 20 kia and china 38 – 123 in galwan, china did not disclose numbers. Hope china relents its territorial ambitions in 21st century and live and prosper peacefully with India. India is not an enemy of fellow old civilization like China.

  13. Hahaha…all China made of fighter is junk of machine, it copy but not all technology like PESA or EASA radar simultaneously tracking only 3 or 4 target instead F35 able to tracking 10 to 16 target priority

  14. The J-20 is a 4+ generation jet being passed off as 5th gen. Those suhkois in the IAF are better jets.

  15. Only your nation’s experts have called it “a decade’s ahead fighter jet”. No other nation in the world have claimed so and I guess that having a fighter jet is not the only thing u must have an experience and should be well equipped with some tactics which u lack behind. So for defeating India first go and have some experience of mountain warfare bcoz no nation can defeat India in mountain warfare even if u use your toy like fighter jet then also u cannot defeat India bcoz indians r so experienced and daring that they can shoot down your 7-8 j20 fighter jets and i must tell u that it so called Stealth fighter jet was detected by a su 30MKI and also u must not forget that it airstrips r located at a higher altitude so therefore it fighter jets cannot fly with their fullest potential. So it becomes even more easy for our airforce to shot down your fighter jets even if they are Stealth by nature. So my advice to u and to ur nation is that u should rather think 100 times b4 outraging an war against India.

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