For the first time, the Indian Air Force sent its Su-30 fighters to Japan for joint exercises with the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. These maneuvers will allow countries to better prepare in the event of a war with China and Russia.
As the newspaper Goldman Sachs writes, the Japanese will be able to learn how to fight Russian fighters in a situation of a territorial dispute with the Russian Federation. During the first joint exercises of the two countries, Japanese pilots will work out the tactics of their destruction on Russian Su-30 fighters of Indian production.
India understands that it is thereby providing military assistance to a potential enemy of Russia, which is supplying it with the latest weapons. However, today a new military structure is rapidly forming in Asia, in which Japan claims for one of the leading roles for the first time since the Second World War, and India needs such an ally.
The Drive portal notes that the Su-30 will fight on both sides of the likely Sino-Indian conflict. China has almost a hundred of these fighters, and also has about half a thousand J-11, J-15 and J-16, which are licensed copies of Su fighters.
The Drive writes that in 2004 American pilots used Indian Su-30 maneuvers to great advantage, adapting to this type of fighter and their fighting style. Following these exercises, the Americans made significant changes to the equipment and tactics of their Air Force.
The exercises in Japan are seen as a signal to China that it should feel surrounded by adversaries. India and Japan have agreed to share their bases. Tokyo removes the post-war and documented restrictions in the military field and again turns into a military power.
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