- The 16th round of Corps Commander negotiations between India and China is taking place, and in the days leading up to it, Chinese fighter jets repeatedly irritated India.
- Indian Air Force instantly dispatches its combat aircraft to the border anytime the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) fighter jets get too close to it.
Prior to the military talks, the Chinese Air Force engaged in a number of provocative actions on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), and a senior military veteran declared on Sunday that “India’s message to China is powerful.”
“The Chinese army has been fortifying its position in the territories it has taken over. It appears improbable that they will retreat given how strongly they have positioned themselves. There will undoubtedly be some sort of separation. Some other concerns could require more time “Major General SB Asthana remarked (Retd).
He continued, “Both sides are sending strong messages. India is sending a strong message to China. The Chinese have operated aeroplanes in prohibited areas in this way. And I believe we should refer to certain places as no-fly zones, particularly in the ones we are discussing and where the most recent incursion occurred.
As a result, given the situation, we are also well prepared in that there are many radars. Both the surveillance and air defence systems are quite effective.And the professional air force will undoubtedly deal with the Chinese army if they continue to do what they have been doing in the South China Sea and Taiwan (India). Therefore, the messaging is slightly different.
The 16th round of Corps Commander negotiations between India and China is taking place, and in the days leading up to it, Chinese fighter jets repeatedly irritated India.
Defence sources claim that the purpose of the talks would be to discuss disengaging from hot spots along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
Asthana responded to remarks made by Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari regarding the Indian Air Force’s response to fighter jets from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) flying across international boundaries “Chinese encroachment is done in small steps. Not only does encroachment occur on land, but it also occurs in the information, cyber, digital, and economic worlds.
Therefore, the Air Force encroachment that they are carrying out in Taiwan is also a part of it. However, you are dealing with a competent Air Force here in India. Perhaps a Taiwanese approach won’t be successful here. India’s grid has also been strengthened, and its messaging is effective.”
He claims that India’s actions against some of the Chinese-connected economic defaulters send a clear message to China.
According to Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the Indian Air Force instantly dispatches its combat aircraft to the border anytime the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) fighter jets get too close to it.
“We closely watch the operation of Chinese planes. We scramble or raise the alert level of our aircraft whenever we notice Chinese aircraft or remotely piloted aircraft approaching the LAC too closely. This has significantly discouraged them, “In an interview with ANI, Chaudhari stated.
He replied, “I cannot point to any particular reason why they are doing it but we are monitoring it and we take quick action by scrambling our fighter jets there. I am not sure why the Chinese Air Force is trying to antagonise India just before discussions.