India’s relations with its neighbors China and Pakistan have been strained. Despite India’s unwillingness, provocative activities from China and Pakistan keep happening. In recent times, there have been cases of Chinese flying fighter jets near the LAC in eastern Ladakh. In such a situation, India has also kept a close watch on the activities of Chinese fighter planes. China has often been helping Pakistan for its selfishness. China had given Pakistan the developed air defense system HQ-9 on indigenous technology. However, it does not stand anywhere in front of India’s S-400 Air Defense Missile System.
Pakistan has acquired HQ-9 missile system from China. China has many variants of the HQ-9 missile system. Its maximum range is between 100 km to 300 km. At the same time, the S-400 air defense missile system in India is Russian armor and it is quite powerful.
Who created the HQ-9 Defense System?
The HQ-9 air defense system present in Pakistan was manufactured by China. It was started by Dragon from the year 2001, while India’s S-400 defense missile system was started in the year 2007. We can say that Russia’s air defense system is quite modern. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Russian armor ie S-400 present in India is the most advanced air defense system in the world.
The HQ-9 is nowhere ahead of the S-400
India’s S-400 missile defense system from Russia is very powerful. The first firing unit has already been inducted and all deliveries are expected to be completed soon. The S-400 is considered the most advanced version of Russia. It is capable of tracking a range of up to 600 km. The missiles fitted in it are capable of hitting any target within a distance of 400 km. At the same time, the maximum range of the Chinese HQ-9 missile system present in Pakistan is only from 100 to 300 km.
HQ-9 Defense System
The operational range of the HQ-9 defense system is just 120 km. However, there are some more variants, whose range is up to 300 km. This is a high to medium air defense system. It also has long-range surface-to-air missiles. Its length is about 6.8 meters. At the same time, if we talk about the weight, then it is up to 2000 kg. It can intercept certain threats like helicopters, guided bombs and ballistic missiles. Experts say that it is developed on the technology of S-300 from Russia and MIM-104 Patriot missile system of America. It is capable of flying at a maximum speed of Mach 4.2.
How powerful is the S-400 defense system?
The Russian armor ie S-400 Air Defense Missile System (S-400 Air Defense System) received by India is an upgraded version of Russia’s S-300. It has the power to strike 36 in a single round. It is also being deployed on Indian borders. This system can detect any air attack in advance and the army gets alert. The radars of the S-400 are quite modern. They are capable of tracking 100 to 300 targets simultaneously. Can make tracking possible in a range up to 600 km. The missiles installed in it are capable of hitting a target at a height of 30 km and a distance of 400 km. It has 12 launchers.