Indian Air Force strength compared to PLAAF(Fighters+Attackers)

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  1. cailuqin

    cailuqin New Member

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    How many fighters and attackers India has currently? Based on sinodefence.com, It seems that China has about 1800 fighters+attackers currently.
     

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    We have 2500 fighters based on indiafighterplanes.blogspot.com.
     
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    Adux Senior Member Senior Member

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    I see what you did there!
     
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    What else do you expect ? rather than becoming a dick measuring contest we could end this here , if only the thread starter saw the good threads about PLAAF we have here with details and images such a situation would not have arisen.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    As of December IAF has...

    149 Jaguar M/S/T
    157 MiG-21
    14 MiG-23
    122 MiG-27
    69 MiG-29
    57 M2000H
    130 MKI
    162 Kiran
    33 Hawk 132

    PLAAF has...

    H-5 250
    H-6 120
    J-6 4
    J-7 390
    J-8 96
    J-10 200
    J-11 (Su-27/30) 273
    JH-7 19
    Q-5 500
    JJ-6 149
    JJ-7 39
    JL-8 (K-8 ) 170

    That doesn't include naval fighters which PLANAF has ...

    J-7 30
    JH-7 35
    J-8 124
    Q-5 100
    Su-30/33 23
     
  7. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    IAF:
    • Sukhoi-30MKI - you forgot to list.
    • MiG-21 - all grounded.
    • MiG-23 - phased out.
    • MiG-27 - grounded following accident and being phased out.
    Just a reality check.
     
  8. cailuqin

    cailuqin New Member

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    Thanks for numbers for India side

    Thanks for numbers for India side , let's do the analysis with cool head, no ***** measuring please!


     
  9. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    • It is there.
     
  10. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    A absolutely useless comparison .The IAF and PLAAF are absolutely useless over the himalayan theatre.The pilots on both sides have to fight the Terrain and weather more than fighting with each other.The Colonel explained this beautifully
     
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    cailuqin New Member

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    I would think Himalaya is a major factor for both ground forces, but not for air force at all.


     
  12. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Nope there are professionals here and professionals in other places who would disagree with you.They are not called himalayas without a reason and they spare none.Airforce and Armour pretty useless in that terrain the only thing which can be useful is the artillery in tandem with the grunts.The Himalayan weather is highly fickle with extremely strong winds
     
  13. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    NOT again - seriously!!

    Most of the numbers for IAF are in a flux - and the numbers for PLAAF are probably false anyway - so, what's the point?
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Oh you wrote MKI. Thanks, I didn't notice that.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Please quote the explanation that you are referring to.

    Also, I disagree with your statement. IAF will have an advantage over PLAAF in the Indo-Tibetan Front. Our airfields are at a lower altitude.
     
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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Suggest you to read some WAB
     
  17. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    WAB is populated by idiots
     
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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    You call them that.Sorry monsieur u are extremely wrong on this one.There are some awesome PLA and China watchers and may be one of the best teachers who explain the nuke doctrines in WAB
     
  19. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I suggest you try to understand these:

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    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lift_(force)

    P.S.:

    • You have the option of asking questions if you don't agree with me. Don't refer me to WAB. I like what Armand2REP said. The WAB people run it like their personal fiefdom and pretend to be knowalls when in reality, most, barring a few, are rather hollow.
    • Lose that attitude. I need none from you. I have one of my own.
     
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  20. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Could someone of you please correct the title of the thread? Thanks.

    Inida Air Force strength compared to PLAAF(Fighters+Attackers)
     
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  21. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    ^^

    Thanks a lot for the corrigendum. :)
     

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