Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Indian MIG-21s and Su-30s Beat US-flown F-16s

Here's some food for thought on a potential China-Taiwan clash, collected on another blog. If Taiwan F-16s face Chinese Su-30s...

Here's a quick bit of defense-wonkishness, which I simply couldn't resist. No-one's saying so officially, but after the shock of having their F-15s kicked around the sky last year by the Indian Air Force in Russian jets, the USAF must have been hoping to even the score in this year's US/India air exercises.

The thing is, the only reports so far (and admittedly they are Indian reports) suggest they got another shock.

This year the USAF took F-16s - the very jet the US is hoping to sell to both Pakistan and India- while yet again they were flying with and against Indian Air Force Migs and Mirages.
UPDATE: CNN said a few days ago that Hugo Chavez of Venezuela had threatened to send some of his nation's F-16s to China.

6 comments:

Red A said...

I guess the Indian pilots are so superior to anything anyone else in the world can come up with. Why you could strap them into a Kia and they can beat a F-16.

I wonder about these articles.

Could be true though.

Bill Rice said...

Mr. Turton,

If I might add a diplomatic angle to the potential reasons behind the 2004 COPE INDIA excercise that may also play into the 2005 exercises.

While the post I believe is interesting, please also take a look at the comments section. They are enlightening as well, both pro and con regarding the argument.

Kind regards,

Bill Rice

Bill Rice said...

My prior comment had the URL posted stripped from it. Do a search on Google for COPE INDIA 2004 site:dawnsearlylight.blogs.com.

Kind regards,

Bill Rice

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