Sid wrote:My madrasa math tells me that 100 sub-par tanks are better then 1 gold standard tank. Chinese tanks are very poor in quality, their armor almost non-existent, but they exist, and they exist in huge numbers.
As much as I like to laugh at them, absence of Arjun (replaced by T-90) is whats is eating me from inside.
Instead its their ZT-96 is going toe to toe with our "make in India" T-90. SAD!!
It is much more serious than this. The chini military is based on intimidation and changing the facts on the ground/sea during PEACE time.
Numbers, especially in ships and aircraft but also ground vehicles, create persistence in disputed areas no matter the quality. This is why they build roads and artificial islands everywhere.
This logistics/infrastructure/numbers encrouchment policy works very well until someone makes Cheen go to war and then the quality issues will show up. But seeing that the PLA has not had to fight in five decades in spite of aggressive salami tactics, nothing will change because no one is willing to actually fight them.