In my point of view tracking the Chinese J-20 is not an easy task with current indian Air defence units as they are not trained to tackle stealth planes.But as soon as they buy and deploy S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia then they are able to trackle with this stealth fighter J-20 from china.But there is one more important point chinese are continuously improving there J-20 stealth fighter and its evolving day by day.
Below is the statement from Indian air force officer.
China’s new J-20 fighter jet is not stealthy enough and the Indian Air Force has the capability to tackle the threat posed by it, says a senior Indian air force officer
“With the S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems being bought from Russia and our existing medium-range surface -to- air missile systems, we are quite capable of shooting down the J-20,” the officer said and added that the J-20 was not a true fifth-generation fighter as “neither is the aircraft’s design stealthy, nor can it supercruise with the existing WS-10 engines”.
Supercruise is a mode of flight that makes detection harder as it allows stealth fighters to fly at supersonic speeds in combat configuration without kicking in fuel-guzzling afterburners.
India is in talks with Russia to buy five advanced S-400 missile systems, capable of destroying jets, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at a range of 400km, in an almost Rs 39,000-crore deal.
Discussions on the proposed deal are likely to take place during defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to Russia in April. “Cost is the biggest worry… We will be posing some questions to the Russians on the S-400,” a defense ministry official said on the condition of anonymity. “It’s an expensive platform but packs a tremendous punch,” said another IAF officer tracking the air force’s modernization.