NEW DELHI: The ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Eastern Ladakh has once again brought to the fore the need for giving more combat teeth to the Indian Air Force and equipping it well for any future emergencies. The force is well short of fighter jets and the existing fleet is rapidly declining. Past experiences show any decision regarding new acquisitions has always been a lengthy affair. Choosing the right fighter jet for India depends on a host of geopolitical considerations, as StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale describes in this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’.
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