The article, in the backdrop of the 1962 war, 1986-87 skirmish, and current tussle between India and China over LAC, highlights the advantages of airpower or air superiority that the Indian Air Force has over PLAAF. The article compares the combat aircraft of both the countries and it reasons out how IAF’s fighter fleet of 4th generation aircrafts better in all aspects than that of the Chinese fighter fleet. In terms of logistics, India has a fleet combination that suits the best forces in the world. The article highlights the Chinese investment in the modernization of its airforce in the next decade which may blunt the sharpness of the Indian airforce. This news is related to the topic,Security challenges and their management in border areas; of GS 3
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