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China deploys J-20 stealth jet fighter, names India as threat

This is perhaps the most authoritative portrayal so far of Indian air power as a threat to China

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Ajai Shukla New Delhi
With China’s air force deploying its “latest stealth jet fighter” – the J-20 Chengdu – one of the provocations could be the Indian Air Force (IAF) deployment of its top-of-the-line Sukhoi-30MKI fighter in Assam, near the disputed Sino-India border.

The English language website “China Military Online” – an official People’s Liberation Army (PLA) news outlet – quoted an expert to state on Monday that the J-20 has been urgently operationalised because of the threat posed by the US, Japan, South Korea and India.

This is perhaps the most authoritative portrayal so far of Indian air power as a threat to

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 12:11 AM IST

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