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China Commissions 4th Gen Radar-Evading J-20 Fighter Jets To Its Army

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| September 29 , 2017 , 20:44 IST

In a boost to is military, China on Friday finally announced the commissioning of its first radar-evading J-20 stealth fighter jets into its army, providing the country with an upper hand in the region.

The neighbouring country's military boost comes merely a month after India and China ended their two-month-long stand-off in Bhutan's Doklam region.

This inclusion will provide China with a heavy advantage in the region where even its toughest opponent India doesn't have anything even remotely in the same line of defence.

Country's fourth-generation medium and a long-range fighter jet, the Chengdu J-20 can fly by without even the radar noticing its presence. The jet made its first flight back in the year 2011 and was only recently publically exhibited at China's 11th Airshow in Zhuhai last year.

This Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC) built single-seated fighter jet is a twin-engine stealth fighter that can outperform most of China's own jets.

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Ministry of National Defence spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian said that the military is currently conducting the flight test of the J-20 jets.

While the spokesperson did not provide much detail about the jet, speculations are suggesting a tough break for India with their not-so-friendly neighbour getting their hands on such high-tech fighter jets.

According to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, J-20 is the most advanced fighter jet currently deployed in the Asia-Pacific region.

It's not even clear how many fighter jets will be commissioned for the People's Liberation Army's Air Force.

On the other hand, with the news of its all-time ally commissioning a new high-tech fighter jet, Pakistan has shown its interest in acquiring it.