China Counters India's Rafale With Stealth Jet Deployment Near Sikkim

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New, high resolution satellite imagery available with NDTV show several J-20s, China's most advanced stealth fighter, landing at a key high-altitude Tibetan air base located less than 150 kilometres from the Sikkim border.

Shigatse airfield also lies less than 300 kilometres from the Indian Air Force's base in Hasimara in Bengal which hosts the IAF's second squadron of 16 Rafale fighter aircraft. These Rafales are tasked with defending the Himalayan frontier over Eastern India. 

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