World War III, would it be Democracy Vs Dictatorship?

The current scenario of world order is disturbed and tightly stressed in the midst of on-going epidemic, Corona Virus. A virus that originated in China has spread across the globe reaching almost every country. Many countries are pointing fingers at Communist Party of China (CPC) for delaying information regarding deadly virus outbreak. Some accusations even suggest that this particular virus had been intentionally developed by the Chinese in the wuhan laboratory of virology to rupture the global economy. All this has led to tensioned strings between China and the rest of the world, with only few countries in support of china. Nations among these few allies of china are North Korea, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran etc. The most important aspect drawing attention is that all of China’s allies are either dictatorship or partially democratic.

This leads to our conclusion for the title, world war 3 would definitely be a war between dictatorship and the democracy.

India’s Military Up-gradation

India has decided to order 12 more Su30MKI fighter jets that will be made at Nasik by HAL under Russian licence. This new order will add to the 272 fighters of the type already ordered by the Indian Air Force. The Su30MKI fleet is now the backbone of IAF and will continue to be so for the coming years. The Chinese air force, too, operates the Su30 fighters.

With more than 260 fighters in service, Su30MKI forms the bulk of IAF. Additional jets are still being manufactured by HAL at Nasik and production will continue for next 2-3 years. The Indian versions are different from other Su30s as they are tailored to the needs of IAF. The designated MKI for India, the India’s modified Su30MKI have advanced Israeli avionics and an electronic warfare system, making them different from the standard Su30. The Indian fighter Aircrafts also demonstrates Brahmos firing capabilities.While they all have standard Russian origin R73/77 missiles, the Indian version will now be equipped with the longer-range Astra, the beyond visual range air-to-air missile developed by India’s DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation). This adds an advanced new capability to the aircraft that has till now been hampered by limited range to take down air targets, compared to the western platforms. Though it’s beyond visual range combat ability is limited, at close quarters it has unbeatable capabilities. China operates two variants of Su30 but these aren’t as capable as the Indian versions. The restrictions on the use of Israeli and western subsystems is one of the major reasons. China had ordered 73 of the older MKK version and later added 24 of the MK2 version for its Navy. However, unlike the MKI, the Chinese version does not have thrust vectoring engines, making them less manoeuvrable and nimble than the Indian fighters. China did not manufacture Su30s domestically, but it copied the design to make two indigenous versions called J11 and J16. The J11, which is based on Su27 platform, is the backbone of PLAAF, with 346 of the type ordered. The more advanced version J16 is based on the Su30 platform and are at least 128 in the service. China has fitted the aircraft with indigenous weapons, including PL12 and PL15 air-to-air missiles.

Both India and China are engaged in setting up their armies at the Indo-China borders, more aggressively after the galwan, Ladakh incident of clash between PLA (people liberation of China) and Indian army. It is also observed that most of the world leaders are upset with China’s response and careless behaviour towards the spread of covid-19. If at any point war breaks between India & China, the world would divide into allies and enemies. Diplomatically the India’s relationship with the rest of the world, would leave China helpless during war.