Chinese Airforce has inducted stealth 5th generation fighter J-20. J-20 came into light when a picture of aircraft was published when it was in the testing phase. The testing of J-20 was going at one of the highest airports in the world at the Daocheng Yading Airport in Tibet.
China was testing J-20’s high altitude endurance and performance, Tibet is considered as the roof of the world due to its average height of Tibet Autonomous Region is more than 4,000 metres above sea level. The induction of J-20 indicates the capabilities of the fighter in the harsh environment of Tibet. J-20 fighters joining the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) with Y-20 transport planes and H-6K bombers. J-20 showcases China’s cutting edge technologies in stealth fighter program and also contains some big military secrets.
Macau-based military observer Antony Wong Dong said very limited number of J-20’s are made, cause there are some engine issues.
J-20’s testing in Tibet raised brows of India because there is a continuous dispute between India and China over Tibet and Chinese development in the border region, also added fuel to the tension. A PLA website in September last year said the plane will be put into service soon but the ‘China-India border is apparently not the ideal place for its deployment’. Technically J-20 cannot be deployed in Doachang Yeding Airport cause the airport in the range of Brahmos cruise missile which India has recently deployed on eastern borders.