Connect with us

South Asia

Pakistani F-16 Pilot Praises Rafale Jets; Says India’s Russian-Origin Fighters No Match To PAF

Published

on

While the recent brawls between India and China indicate a shift by New Delhi from a Pakistan-centric strategy to more China-centric, Islamabad considers New Delhi as its sworn enemy and the possible future conflict with India is termed “inevitable”.

How Pakistan Got Hold Of Russia’s Most Advanced Battle-Tank That Poses A Big Threat To India?

The 2019 Balakot Airstrikes and following events marked a historic shootout, where an Indian Air Force’s MiG-21 “Bison” was shot down by a Pakistani Air Force F-16 using an unspecified air-to-air missile (predictably an AMRAAM).

IAF also claimed that a similar PAF F-16 net was downed by the same MiG-21 using R-73 air-to-air missile before crashing, without providing substantial evidence.

Why Pakistan Could Lose Kashmir If It Decides To Recognize Israel?

While the alleged downing of the F-16 and MiG-21 Bison remained in the headlines, one more remarkable capability was shown by the Su-30MKIs operated by the Indian Air Force. According to reports, the IAF Su-30MKIs managed to dodge a volley of AIM-120 AMRAAMs fired at them by PAF F-16s, using its supermaneuverable abilities and countermeasures.

However, this does not make the Russian-origin jets in service with the IAF as invincible to attacks from its counterpart. The AMRAAMs have been used to successfully down 14 jets, approximately all of them Soviet-designed. The list also includes six MiG-29s, a plane whose upgraded variant is used extensively by the Indian Air Force.

Pakistan-Jet

According to the Pakistani veteran general Kizer Tufar who has a wide experience in piloting the F-16 fighter aircraft, the combination of AMRAAM missiles and F-16 jets gives PAF an edge over the Indians.

“India in Jammu and Kashmir used Su-30MKI aircraft and very old aircraft, our Air Force used F-16s. Since the Su-30MKI did not have a data transmission channel for the safe exchange of information with the MiG-21, its radar could not help in the confrontation with the Pakistani Air Force fighters.

A Pakistani F-16 fighter fired an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile during the conflict and shot down a MiG-21 in one fell swoop,” he said, in a particular fashioned way common to Pakistani experts.

Talking about the superiority of western equipment compared to the Russian fighters, the Pakistan Air Force pilot said that the IAF planes lack BVR capability, a problem well-known to Indians.

“The Su-30MKI and MiG-29 fighters, which are in service with the Indian Air Force, certainly have high maneuverability. But this helps them only in battle in line of sight.”

“I cannot make an unambiguous conclusion about all the shortcomings of the Su-30MKI fighter’s weapons control, but one thing is clear to me: these aircraft cannot be compared with the combination used by the Pakistani Air Force: F-16 and AIM-120 missiles. The Indian Air Force is aware of these restrictions, so they decided to place an order to buy the Rafale from France,” he stated.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

israel-palestine israel-palestine
Featured9 hours ago

Why Soviet Russia At Its Prime & Host Of Arab Nations Could Never Overpower A Tiny Israel?

Israel may be a small country but it fields one of the most capable military forces in the world. It...

saudi-uae saudi-uae
Featured14 hours ago

Pakistan Claims ‘Big Victory’ Over India After Saudi, UAE Led OIC Adopts Surprise Resolution On Kashmir

Amid the reports that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Niger was abandoning the Kashmir issue, the foreign...

LCH-1 LCH-1
Featured16 hours ago

HAL Developed World’s Lightest Attack Helicopter A Stepping Stone For Indian Pilots Towards Apache Choppers

As India looks to induct its indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) into its armed forces, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief,...

DRONES-TURKEY DRONES-TURKEY
Featured17 hours ago

Pakistan Buying Mini Drones From Turkey To Bolster Its Border Offensive Against India – Reports

To enhance surveillance on the border and fast-track weapons dispatches on the Indian side of Kashmir, Pakistan is roping in...

Apache-Helicopter Apache-Helicopter
Featured17 hours ago

As British Army Goes For A Massive Overhaul It Receives First Two AH-64E Guardian Gunships Helicopters

The British Army has just received its first AH-64E Apache ‘Guardian’ helicopter gunships and would start the replacement of the...

Armata-Tank Armata-Tank
EurAsian Region20 hours ago

Russian Media Claims Its T-14 Armata Tanks Are Capable Of Operating On Mars With New Engines

Russia’s T-14 Armata main battle tanks will be able to operate in temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius with...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Asia Pacific22 hours ago

Doors Open For More Rafale Fighter Jets, F-18 Super Hornets After Another MiG-29 Goes Down

Thursday’s crash of the Indian Navy’s MiG-29K trainer aircraft in the Arabian Sea has once again revived the debate whether...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Asia Pacific23 hours ago

Xi’s China Eradicates Absolute Poverty; Where Does Modi’s India Stand?

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, China has reportedly achieved its long-standing goal of ending absolute poverty. However, there have been no...

Iranian-Islamic-Revolutionary-Guards Iranian-Islamic-Revolutionary-Guards
Featured23 hours ago

Israel-Iran War: Why Israel & US Are ‘Keenly Awaiting’ Iran’s Retaliation After Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani directly accused Israel of assassinating Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Islamic country’s prominent nuclear scientist. He, however, added...

Russia-China Russia-China
Featured1 day ago

Are Russia & China Taking A Lead From NATO & Working To Develop A Joint Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier?

China and Russia’s common adversary, the US, has brought the two powers together and have cooperated by carrying out joint...

Advertisement
Advertisement