Since the arrival at Ambala air base of the first 5 Rafale combat aircraft out of the 36 ordered by India from France, the Chinese press has constantly presented the device as being incapable of confronting the Chinese J-20, in an approach and with arguments that are hardly credible, based on the "generation gap" between the two aircraft. But obviously, the subject is becoming the obsession of military communicators in Beijing, who have gone so far as to organize a "show of force" of its new device to "highlight" its superiority over the new aircraft of the 'Indian Air Force.
Indeed, according to the English language state site globaltimes.cn, the air forces of the People's Liberation Army organized an exercise allowing a new generation aircraft of the Wang Hai Air Group to simultaneously confront a "large number" of previous generation aircraft, posting a "clear" score of 17 aerial victories without any defeat. And to mark the spirits, it is specified that the pilot of the new generation aircraft was a “young pilot” who had only a hundred hours of flight on this model. The Wang Hai air group having passed on J-20 last year, the designation of the model of the aircraft concerned is naturally no doubt. For the Chinese press, this exercise demonstrates without the slightest doubt that the J-20 is a much superior aircraft to the Rafale, since the Indian aircraft is also a generation aircraft prior to that of the J20, and therefore it is impossible to "stand up" to the Chinese technological marvel, whatever the Indians themselves may say, who naturally support the opposite.
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