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Friction in Sino-US Relations

November 15, 1975 except one of which are likely to be at full strength and with all except one possessing, or being equipped with, relatively modern aircraft (Mirage 3/5, MiC-19, F-5A). India may expect to face an 18-squadron level by 1978, based on PAF and borrowed Mirage 3/5s, F-SA/Es, and MiG-19s. The advantage in terms of squadrons will become less than 2-to-1 in India's favour; moreover, the number of squadrons with modern aircraft may be only 18 to 14 in India's favour. This means that the PAF would have gone a very long way in closing the gap between the two air forces. Besides

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