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China commissions J-20 stealth fighter into military service

Pakistan has already expressed its interest in acquiring it

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

J-20 stealth fighter jet
J-20 stealth fighter jet | Photo Twitter

today announced commissioning the radar-evading into military service, giving its an edge in the region.

The flight tests of are being conducted as scheduled, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defence Col Wu Qian told a media briefing here.

The J-20 is China's fourth-generation medium and a long-range fighter jet. It made its maiden flight in 2011 and was first shown to the public at the 11th Airshow in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, in November last year.

Its introduction could add a new dimension to the India- balance.

has already expressed its interest in acquiring it.

The US operates the F-22 Raptor which is the fifth generation stealth air superiority fighter.

First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 19:06 IST