Eye on China, India to base first squadron of Rafale fighter jets in Bengal
NEW DELHI: India will base its first squadron of Rafale fighter jets, which are also capable of delivering nuclear weapons, in the eastern sector as part of the overall policy to gradually build nuclear as well as conventional deterrence against China.
With Sukhoi-30MKI fighters already operating from Tezpur and Chabua in Assam, the IAF has now finalised plans for the first 18 Rafales to be stationed at the Hasimara airbase in Bengal from late-2019.
This comes at a time when India is also conducting final trials of the nuclear-capable Agni-IV and Agni-V ballistic missiles after the Strategic Forces Command inducted the Agni-III a couple of years ago.
Why are we publicising all these officially or otherwise ..?? Does China tell the world on how many are stationed in Tibet or some where else..?? Some of our political parties / media persons would have already informed their ”friends”about these any way..!!
Why should we get in an arms race with China, when we cannot stop the imports from China. We are buying US$ 60 Bn of stuff from China every year. We are funding a lot of terrorism against us via China
drop 2 nukes on Beijing and shanghai and china will be finished. after that 2 on Islamabad and Lahore. too easy
Manohar Deep Deep
Now Mamata will raise a hue and cry that these aircraft are being placed at Bengal to stage a coup against her Govt.
Well done forward movement for the strike. China should not think India is poor.
Can the clowns in the Indian government also give the exact co-ordinates of the location of these aircrafts to the press?
Inderjit Singh Randhawa
Lets not be childish first get the jets and then talk
Are you guys drunk .. everything we does is not for china .. you guys want India to go in war? TOI grow up
Defence news of military instalation should not be known to any one. I dont under stand what is the necessary to publish all this
why drag china into all the fortification exrercise we are undertaking — we are doing these for our own safety —
BY 2022 CHINA WILL ADVANCED IN SUCH A WAY EVEN US CANNOT COMPETE WITH THEM WITH THEM THAT US KNEW VERY WELL
Now the already paranoid chinkies will ”threaten” on their ”global times” that they will ”arm” porkis wii more of their oooh sooo wonderful chinki quality ”weapons” !!!! India has to strenghten all of its borders
It would be wise to build a airbase in or around Arunachalpredesh. The best location would be at north Assam . This would save a substantial fuel and time in case of emergency.
These military information should be classified. And should be taken action against those media which publishing just for the purpose of TRP.
36 Rafale is like fly sitting on China Back.
Rafaels will be useless; no other country is buying these French rubbish only India because Ambani will get get a massive cut money from this deal.
china never display then why should we do all publicity of our security’s
From one hand we spend billions to buy weapons to safeguard BHARAT MATA against the Chinese, from the other hand we give Chinese, billions to buy products manufactured by them.
CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN ME THE LOGIC?