The Indian Air Force has finished and successfully deployed a security web all along the Western Border with Pakistan in a bid to strengthen its preparedness to strike down any aerial threat from Pakistan.
There is no way the Pakistani Air Force will dare enter Indian Air Space to retaliate and face-off with the technologically superior IAF.
In the early morning air-strikes, Pakistani F-16s were scrambled to retaliate against IAF Mirage 2000s that bombed terror targets across LoC but turned back due to the sheer size of the Indian formation waiting to take-off.
What is A B C Deficiency ?
The Pakistani Air Force lacks the Fighter Aircraft's, Balls and the Capability to launch a Limited or a Full-Scale Air Attack on India.
Here's Why . . . .
The Pakistani Air Force mainly consists of inferior Chinese jets like the Chengdu J-7 and the JF-17 Thunder. The American F-16s in their inventory are outdated and were obviously not the latest American hardware when they are given for FREE in AID. These are a definitely no-match against the IAF's formidable twin engine Su-30 MKI Air Dominance Fighter Jets armed with Israeli Avionics and Radars. India has around 249 of the Su-30 MKI in active duty apart from the upgraded Mig-29s, Jauars, Mirage-2000s.
Apart from the Fighter formation, India has a well secured air space, especially on its western front.
The Israeli Spyder SAM Missile will help in tackling any aircraft, cruise missile, surveillance plane or drone that tries to violate our airspace. It's is a low-level, quick reaction missile (LLQRM) to neutralise hostile targets up to 15 km away and at heights between 20 and 9,000 metres.
The IAF will use the SPYDER in conjunction with the Made-in-India Akash Surface-to-Air missile which has a little longer effective range of 25 km as part of a layered approach to defend vital assets and locations in the country. Both the SPYDER and Akash are all-weather missiles and has an automatic process to seek and engage an aggressive aircraft or missile. Besides aircraft and UAVs, they can also neutralise low-level cruise missiles.
Apart from the Spyder and the Akash, IAF is also in the process of deploying another air defence system called the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) system from Israel, which can strike down targets at 70-100km. The MRSAM also known as the Barack-8 is an Indian-Israeli Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and combat jets.
18 Israeli SPYDER SAM Systems are currently being inducted into the Air Force as we speak. The Indian Army has ordered 5 regiments of this version, which consists of about 40 launchers and 200 missiles for $ 2.4-bn. Induction with the Army will begin from early next year and will be completed by 2023.
The force would receive a major boost when it starts getting the S-400 air defence missile system from Russia by 2020, which can take out targets at 400 km and can be very effective against enemy AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System) and cruise missiles at great distances.
With all these major upgrades and acquisition of state-of-the-art military hardware, there is no way Pakistan will ever be in a position to penetrate India's Air Defence and launch a full-scale air attack over strategic assets.
An attack from the Arabian Sea by the Pakistani Navy is out of question as they are hilariously outmatched by India in Naval Power. The only other option for them is to continue to sneak in terrorists through the LoC and conduct terror strikes like cowards.
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Article written by Darshil Patel exclusively for www.DefenceNews.in
Bsc. in CASFX - UK
Location - MUMBAI