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China-India Border Clash: China tests the capabilities of stealth bomber H-20 near Ladakh

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China-India Border Clash: China tests the capabilities of stealth bomber H-20 near Ladakh

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New Delhi: China at its Hotan Airbase in front of Eastern Ladakh as the US withdraws its troops from Afghanistan and the border standoff with India continues. But Xian is conducting final tests of H-20 strategic stealth bombers. Top government sources said the aim of the H-20 bomber is to end the gains made by India through the acquisition of Rafale jets. India-China Tension: Tension on LAC shows rising Chinese aggression and tendency to dominate

Final trials of the long-range strategic stealth bomber began on June 8 and will continue till June 22, which marks 100 years since the formation of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Xian H-20 strategic stealth bomber has stealth feature and long endurance along with heavy payload carrying capability, which could potentially dodge the radar detection and disabling capability of India’s newly inducted Rafale aircraft .

India in September 2016 signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to purchase 36 aircraft at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore. After the arrival of the sixth batch last month, the IAF has now been ordered two-thirds of the aircraft.

France’s Rafale is a 4.5 generation aircraft and has the latest weapons, better sensors and a fully integrated architecture. It is an all-role aircraft which means it can carry out at least four missions at a time.

India had demonstrated the capability of the Rafale aircraft in eastern Ladakh and also where it would be deployed. China has not yet announced where the H-20 will be deployed after the final test run and assessment of possible changes to its bases in front of Ladakh.

China, which has inducted H-20 bombers as a game changer, is the third country after the US and Russia to have stealth technology for fighter jets. The move could have implications for geopolitics in the region as well as a power play by the US and its allies in the disputed South China Sea and Taiwan.

A top government source said the stealth feature makes the Chinese strategic supersonic jet undetected by any radar and Beijing is going aggressive to protect its investments in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as well as in Afghanistan. The source said that this is a matter of concern for India.

The jets have extended beyond visual range (3,000 km) and with significant payloads these bombers can hit targets in Balochistan, Afghanistan or Ladakh without even crossing the border. According to the 2020 Pentagon report on Chinese military power, the H-20 is estimated to have a range of 5,281 miles and a lifting capacity of 10 tons of munitions.

China began development of H-20 bombers in 2010, when India was in talks with France’s Dassault Aviation to buy 126 Rafale jets.

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Officials Spent $601 Million on Pegasus Spyware: Mexico

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Public Safety Secretary Rosa Isella Rodriguez said records had been found of 31 contracts signed between the administrations of Felipe Calderón, who was the country’s president from 2006 to 2012, and Acarin Pea Nieto, who was president from 2012 to 2018. Some contracts were masked as a purchase of another device. The government said several contracts were signed with Israeli spyware company NSO Group with front or shell companies, which are often used in Mexico to exchange bribes or evade taxes. Shell or front companies are companies that are made only on paper and do not do any official business. These companies are used for money laundering. Earlier, a top government investigator in money laundering cases said last week that officials from the previous two administrations had spent nearly $300 million in government money to buy spyware.

Santiago Nieto, the head of Mexico’s financial intelligence unit, said that between 2012 and 2018, former administration officials spent $300 million in government funds to buy “spyware” from Israel’s NSO. The ‘bill’ for programs such as Pegasus spyware appears to include additional payments, which may have been sent back as bribes to former government officials. Santiago Nieto said on Wednesday that the amount paid and the manner in which he was paid indicated signs of government corruption in the already questioned telephone tapping program. Also read: Delhi High Court told Twitter, appointment of casual personnel violates IT rules

Journalists, activists and opposition figures were targeted for the telephone hacks, including the country’s current President Andres Manuel López Obrador and those close to him at the time. Nieto said Lopez Obrador took office on December 1, 2018 and vowed not to use ‘spyware’. Since then, there has been no evidence of any such activity being carried out by the present administration.

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