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  1. Martian2

    Martian2 SENIOR MEMBER

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    China is building up its military airpower in western China.

    We want to know: why now?

    I think China feels very comfortable over its control of the South China Sea. There are seven new militarized islands. China has laid a long undersea pipeline to begin extraction of South China Sea natural gas. "As of January 1 2014, China's Hainan province required all foreign fishing vessels to ask permission to enter more than half of the 3.5-million-square-kilometer South China Sea."

    With the South China Sea secured, China is moving on to reclaiming South Tibet from India.

    The buildup of Chinese military airpower along the border with India is just the beginning. It won't end until China reclaims South Tibet. The process will take years. China moves in a step-by-step fashion.

    CHINA SHOWS OFF AIR FORCE IN DIRECT CHALLENGE TO INDIA MILITARY POWER IN ASIA | Newsweek (February 21, 2018)

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    China strengthening air defenses with eye on India, says state media | CNN (February 22, 2018)

    "New Delhi (CNN)Border tensions between China and India could again flare-up, say analysts, following a report in Chinese state media detailing the country's build-up of air defense capabilities close to its western frontier.

    According to a Global Times report, reposted on the English version of the People's Liberation Army's website Tuesday, China is upgrading air defenses in its Western Theater Command -- the strategic area covering security along the country's mountainous far western border -- 'in order to confront any threat from India.'"

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    India is a very dangerous suicidal country.

    If I'm a Chinese leader, or if Donald Trump or Obama are Chinese leader too. They will build this too.
     
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    China can crush India in four different ways

    1. Drop a Chinese megaton-class thermonuclear warhead 100 miles above central India to create an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) and knock out all Indian electronics.

    China's DF-5A ICBM has a five megaton warhead.
    China's DF-4 ICBM has a 3.3 megaton warhead.
    China's DF-3A IRBM has a 3.3 megaton warhead.
    China's DF-31 or DF-31A ICBM has a one megaton warhead.

    2. Repeat the strategy used in 1962 Sino-Indian War. Instead of transporting the howitzers in 1962 intended for Taiwan to the Sino-Indian border, China can move the 1,200 SRBMs facing Taiwan for use against India.

    3. Use qualitatively-superior Chinese J-20 stealth fighters to assert air dominance.

    4. Fight a war of attrition. China can replace its J-10 and J-11 fighters by building more, because China builds its own WS-10A turbofan engines. India cannot replace its fighter jet losses.

    For best results, use all four strategies at the same time against India.
     
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    China upgrades airspace defense in west to counter threat from India: military specialist

    By Shan Jie Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2018/2/20

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    A J-10 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command taxies on the runway during an aerial combat training exercise in Western China on Feb.13, 2018. Photo:eng.chinamil.com.cn


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    A J-11 fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command deploys a drogue parachute to slow itself after finishing an aerial combat training exercise in Western China on Feb. 13, 2018. Photo:eng.chinamil.com.cn

    China is upgrading its Western Theater Command in order to confront any threat from India, a Chinese military specialist said after photographs of a J-10 jet flying over the high-altitude plateau in western China were released by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) during the Spring Festival holiday.

    The pictures posted on the English version of the PLA website show a J-10 fighter jet and J-11 fighter jets conducting aerial combat training exercises in Western China on February 13, two days before Spring Festival.

    The jets are attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command, the post said.

    The Western Theater Command is mainly responsible for mountain warfare at the border area with India. It is significant for China to strengthen control of airspace over the mountainous region, Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Tuesday.

    "Strengthening the 3.5-generation fighter jets or even stationing more advanced fighters in the Western Theatre Command has been urgent for the PLA," Song said, adding that such upgrades have been usually first conducted in south and east theatre commands.

    Considering that India possesses 3rd-generation fighter jets, China's stationing of its 3.5-generation jets would be able to deal with any current threat from India, said Song. "With India importing new jets, China will continue strengthening its fighter jets in the Western Theatre Command," Song said.

    During this year's week-long Spring Festival holiday, the PLA has not stop training. The PLA website reported that the PLA Air Force conducted training at the foot of the Qilian Mountains in Northwest China's Gansu Province, and a navy aviation regiment was on patrol in Jiaodong Peninsula, East China's Shandong province.

    The PLA website also reported on Monday that the North China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on Saturday conducted training exercises in the Yellow Sea.

    During Spring Festival, real combat trainings have been included in patrol, such as submarine ambush, enemy warship attacks and mine clearing and laying, in preparation to face any emergency situation, an officer with the fleet said.

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    China should force India into a financially not self-sustaining path of beefing up military through expensive platform additions (imports), very much like how the US did to the USSR. In the end, economic fundamentals are what really matters and India is nowhere near China in logistics, manufacturing capacity, advanced industries, quality workforce and infrastructure.
     
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    China gains regional dominance, India falls apart exhausted, and Western defense companies make bank selling weapons to India at eye-watering prices. Win-win-win.
     
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    I am happy about a China-Russia vs. US-India configuration.

    Indian market satisfies US manufacturing (mostly weapons and low-end tech).

    Russia's energy and financial cooperation satisfy China's strategic needs.

    Besides, US-Russia enmity also drives wedges between Russia and Europe, which leaves China as an alternative destination for Europe in Asia.
     
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    Nice analysis bro @Martian2

    In a war of attrition between China and India.
    India would need Huge foreign exchange reserves to buy foreign aircrafts to replace their losses, in a War Condition that will become a Huge problem.

    And will become much Worse, If China also send their Conventional Submarines (SSK) Fleet to Indian ocean and sink indian merchant fleet.
    For note : Indian ASW capability is not good
     
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