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China has deployed strategic H-6 bombers closer to Indian border

China has deployed strategic H-6 bombers closer to Indian border
People's Liberation Army (PLA) deploying several H-6 strategic bombers closer to the Indian border. This is taking place in the context of deteriorating relations between the two countries and the aggravation of the situation in the border area..

Military Watch magazine reports..

In total, the Chinese military has 270 strategic bombers H-6. Most of them are located in the eastern coast of the country..

Since H-6s carry cruise missiles, their placement in the border zone can provide China with a significant advantage over the Indian army in the event of an armed conflict.

These aircraft are armed with the relatively new CJ-20 cruise missile., range of which is 2 thousands of kilometers. Its warhead has a mass of half a ton. Besides, China has YJ-63 cruise missiles, who are able to cover distances ten times less, than CJ-20. But since this ammunition weighs much less, the bomber is capable of taking on board a larger number of such missiles.

India has long been thinking of purchasing upgraded versions of Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, which are superior in flight characteristics to the H-6.

Besides, New Delhi has contracted the S-400 air defense system from Russia. India also does not exclude the possibility of purchasing Su-35 and MiG-35 fighters.

used photos:https://ru.wikipedia.org/, Kevin McGill

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