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Correlation of military power between India and China

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec26,2023 #China #Correlation #India
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Correlation of military power between India and China 3

On June 15, Indian and Chinese soldiers fought in the Galwan Valley, a disputed area between the two countries, killing at least 20 Indian soldiers.

In the current competition for strength at the border, the Chinese military has an advantage in weapons thanks to its domestic defense industry capacity and large investment sources, but experts say that India also holds many advantages.

China became a nuclear power in 1964, while India achieved the same status 10 years later.

India’s Agni V intercontinental ballistic missile participated in the 2013 military parade. Photo: Sputnik.

In terms of nuclear arsenal, China has about 320 warheads, more than twice the 150 warheads of India.

Regarding the air force, the US Belfer Center estimates that India has the ability to deploy 270 fighters and 68 attack aircraft in the event of a large-scale military conflict with China.

China has only 157 fighters and several unmanned combat aircraft (UCAV) squadrons in the region.

`The altitude of China’s air bases in Tibet and Xinjiang, along with the difficult terrain and weather in the area, means that their fighters can only carry about half the weapons and fuel compared to their counterparts.

Aerial refueling can help Chinese fighter jets carry more weapons and prolong combat time, but Beijing currently does not have enough refueling aircraft to perform this task.

The Indian Air Force can use multi-role fighters Mirage 2000 and Su-30MKI for border missions, while China has light fighter regiments J-10, heavy Su-27 and copies

The Center for New American Security (CNAS) believes that India has an additional advantage when building bases in border areas.

Correlation of military power between India and China

Ngari Gunsa airport, about 200 km from the clash site, was expanded by China.

China focuses on strengthening its bases in the east and south to counter the US, making the Himalayan region, where there are at least four military airports, vulnerable.

New Delhi also has the advantage of combat experience.

`China’s recent unscripted exercises all show that pilots rely too much on ground commanders. This shows that the combat effectiveness of the Chinese air force may be much lower than expected

Skirmishes in the Kashmir region and sporadic clashes on the border with Pakistan in recent years have helped India consolidate the combat experience of its infantry.

Around the Himalayan region, India has about 225,000 soldiers, while China has 200,000-230,000 troops.

Sending these units to the India-China border also poses serious logistical problems for China.

Indian infantry is largely deployed around the area and does not face logistical problems.

A former Indian air force officer estimates China would need 220 ballistic missiles to eliminate an Indian air force base in a day.

Correlation of military power between India and China

Location of Indian and Chinese soldiers’ deadly brawl on the evening of June 15.

One area where China may be gaining an advantage is in new technology and weapons.

Chinese state media recently continuously reported on new weapons deployed in exercises in Tibet such as Type-15 light tanks and new 155 mm truck-mounted howitzers.

While Beijing largely relies on itself in its confrontation with New Delhi in the Himalayan region, India has been developing and forging close defense ties with countries concerned about China’s rise,

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