India has a nuclear capability within a short time to build an air assault force
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India’s nuclear strike force to strengthen the movement has become increasingly evident. According to the “Hindustan Times” reported on September 12, India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) plans to build a team of 40 nuclear strike aircraft to form an air force.
continue to strengthen its nuclear strike force
reported that the Indian armed forces plan to combat forces are equipped with 40 nuclear attack fighter can be implemented to enhance the air-core attack. Indian Army Strategic Forces Command has been submitted to the Department of Defense recommendation report, required to draw the property of their command of two fighter squadrons, as a dedicated “mini-Air Force.” Indian Army Strategic Forces Command was established on January 4, 2003, ownership of India’s nuclear forces Command Authority (NCA) command to manage nuclear strategic forces and strategic nuclear weapons, the current leader by a three-star officer, this is the department explicit requirements for the first time, directly under the air force established. One source pointed out that the Indian Army Strategic Forces Command will be equipped with experienced battle-tested fighter, and these fighters must have a nuclear missile delivery capability, “Mirage 2000″, Su-30MKI and the “Jaguar” fighters are likely to be candidate models.
reported, this can carry nuclear weapons, “mini-Air Force” after forming, has been in service with the “Earth” and “Fire” series of land-based ballistic missiles, an Indian nuclear deterrent as an important component part. In addition, the Indian Army Strategic Forces Command is developing “body count” class nuclear submarines and submarine-launched ballistic matching. By then India will initially have a “Trinity” nuclear strike force, so that India’s nuclear deterrent forces have limited “second strike capability.”
bought with money, “Strategic Air Force”
in building strategic air force, the countries made major use of their advanced bomber or fighter. U.S. rely mainly on B-52 “Stratofortress”, B-1B “Lancer” and B-2 “ghost” Troika to carry a nuclear warhead equipped with “Tomahawk” cruise missiles as space-based nuclear deterrent force; Russia mainly by Tu-160 “Blackjack” and the Tu-95 “Bear” two long-range bombers; France because there is no long-range bombers equipped to rely on “Mirage 2000″ the delivery of nuclear bombs. The Indian Army Strategic Forces Command to build space-based nuclear strike force, largely in the replicated “French model”, through the transformation of advanced fighter aircraft, to make a surprise attack with nuclear capability.
Currently, the Indian Army has been using Su-30MKI and “Mirage 2000″ the experience of other advanced fighter aircraft, will fly to change its “nuclear mission,” not technically a problem. In addition, India and Russia jointly developed the “Brahmos” cruise missile maturing, also has the potential to carry nuclear warheads. Can be seen, the Indian Army does have the ability in a short time, “spell out” a nuclear attack the air force. However, the Indian Army to buy aircraft that formed a “strategic air force,” a bold approach, but added with “Dare” extraordinary courage.
“nuclear aircraft,” pointing to where?
Insiders pointed out that large-scale intercontinental bombers can be linked to nuclear attack fighters linked to nuclear deterrence can only neighboring countries. India keen to use the fighters to build a nuclear strike force of air, apparently intended to enhance “regional nuclear deterrence capability.”
According to the U.S., “Defense News” reported on August 11, Indian Air Force has a military base near the Indian border in the deployment of a multi-purpose Su-30MKI fighter squadrons. A senior Indian Air Force officials further revealed that medium-sized multi-role fighter will be in close proximity to China’s northeast and northwest Pakistan near the patrol. Reported that the Indian move was to strengthen defense capabilities against China. To further show the deterrent capability of the Su-30, a special Indian Air Force officials emphasized that the support of the air refueling, the Su-30 carrying nuclear weapons completely into the Chinese hinterland.
In addition, the Indian military sources had “Chinese Defense Review,” said the Indian Air Force plans to Tezpur, Jia Buwa Air Force Base in the deployment of a squadron of Su-30 fighters. “Chinese Defense Review,” analysis said that if the Indian Air Force Su-30 fighter planes to carry the “Brahmos” cruise missile from the air near the Indian border bases, the range can cover Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanning, Guilin, Lanzhou.
“BrahMos” missile strike distance of more than 290 km, a 10-meter height of the highest speed of 2.8 Mach hit targets on the ground, is extremely difficult to intercept.
addition to the jointly developed with Russia, “BrahMos” missile, India is actively developing a product called “Fearless” long-range cruise missiles onboard. According to the U.S., “Aviation Week” had revealed that Indian officials said, “Fearless” will be able to reach the missile’s range from 800 to 1000 km, a range of “BrahMos” of three. Article pointed out sharply that “the missile mounted Sukhoi fighter jets will be a long-range strike platform, and have strategies to combat potential.”
visible, Indian Air Force is constantly improving the means of delivery and eager in the short term with the formation of a nuclear delivery capability, “small strategic air force.” And recently India’s Strategic Forces Command of the new Indian nuclear-armed action that the process is likely to have entered a “fast track.”
speculation in view of India had always been neighbors, “nuclear threat”, and has rendered India’s missile “aimed at a country.” Once established India space-based nuclear deterrent force, is likely to once again point the finger at other countries within the region. So for the Indian Army to accelerate the pace of the movements of nuclear weapons, neighboring countries should remain vigilant. (Source: International Online – “News of the World”)