There are reports even from the US where they present alarmist predictions about Chinese military tech, but of course some dismiss it as a means by the military to get more funds. Overall the world has woken up to the fact that sooner rather than later Chinese tech will be damn good in most areas.The points expressed in my post are much more logical as opposed to the assessment of Chinese stealth fighters about which none of us know anything apart from what's in the public domain.
Hence , some ppl take it to mean anything goes. One can even claim by 2030 that the 187 KN x 2 engines power generated are required for DEW . Where's the harm in stating that?
In the absence of any information it helps to see how nations directly affected by these developments are responding . Leave aside India , Do you see any such reports about the abilities of the J-20 emanating from the US or SoKo or Japan or even Taiwan . What do these tell you ?
There are many ways of gauging the capabilities & efficacy of certain platforms or armaments. What I've submitted is just one of the ways in the absence of any direct information about the subject or intelligence leaks or actual performance !!
If PAF gets the J-10C with WS-10 series engines then we'll know that in fighter jet engine technology the Chinese have arrived. Even otherwise i think that it's just a matter of time before PAF gets the J-10 series, else they don't have any answer to counter the Rafale.
@Falcon in his Twitter account posted that IA needs the Arjun MK1A to counter the VT4 that PA is getting. So this means that Chinese export grade tanks are pretty good now, at least for India.
I think that one of the reasons that the US was in a hurry to get out of Afganistan is that they need to counter the soon-to-come Chinese agression against Taiwan. Can we even fathom the geopolitical repercussions of a Chinese subjugation of Taiwan without much US/NATO opposition just like the Russian annexation of Crimea?
We had a brief window when the US wasn't giving a lot to Pak militarily and the Chinese had nothing worthy to offer to Pak. That window is rapidly closing and we are trying to get our MIL in shape in bits and pieces at best. If our economy continues to falter for the next 5 years then the 36 Rafale won't be enough for us to keep a robust two-front posture.