Indian Flanker wrote:According to some reports US has deployed a squadron of F-22 Raptor somewhere in Japan. So, perhaps the Chinese government wants to procure Su-35S to counter the stealth raptor threat.TR1 wrote:They wanted a small batch originally, so clearly they are interested in the fighter tech, not just engines which they could just buy secretly.
Russia only agreed to a larger batch, so that is why they are currently negotiating.
To be fair they have bought large batches of most weapons (even those they eventually indigenized) and they haven't exported any Flanker copies.
I don't really have a problem with the sale, from a security perspective if they suddenly wanted to buy lets say 200 Su-35s it would be more worrying.
Anyway, even I'm not too worried about this sale. Russia has full right to sell any stuff they have developed to any country they may deem perfect. Though I also think Russia knows what is best for her and her sister India in the long term for their respective safety
And one more thing, once India gets the Super Sukhoi upgraded flankers, they will most likely be more advance than exported Su-35S.
you are so naive there is no countries in the world are brother and sister . it's all about interest , even USA and UK , no forever friends but forever interest .