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Pakistan inducts Chinese J-10 C fighter aircraft into air force.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) inducts the latest addition to its fleet the next generation combat system, the Chinese J-10 C fighter jets with state of art technology in weaponry.
STORY: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Friday (March 11) inducted the latest addition to its fleet the next generation combat system, the Chinese J-10 C fighter jets with state of art technology in weaponry.
A ceremony, held at Minhas Air Base Kamra, was attended by federal ministers, three services chiefs, Chinese ambassador in Pakistan and members of the diplomatic community.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing the ceremony, said Pakistan had full confidence in its armed forces that possessed the capabilities of the highest degree to defend the country.
He congratulated the nation on the historic occasion of the induction of J10-C aircraft, the medium weight and single-engine fighter jet.
Khan thanked China to deliver the fighter jets to Pakistan in a short period of eight months.
“Unfortunately, an imbalance is being created in the Sub-Continent. To address security imbalance, it is a big addition (J-10 C) to our defense system. I am thankful to China on behalf of our nation for providing these jets in record time of eight months, “he said.
He expressed satisfaction that PAF was fully equipping itself on lines of modern and indigenous technology.
Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar said PAF was prepared and skilled to deter any aggression of the enemy.
He said J10-C was a fully integrated weapon, avionic and combat system and its induction into PAF would further strengthen its professional capabilities.
“We live in challenging time in wake of changing global and regional environment. Rapidly changing geostrategic environment has profound impact on region as well as Pakistan,”he said.
Babar said the occasion was the testimony to the will of Chinese leadership and support for Pakistan.
“This ceremony is also a testimony to strong partnership between two brothers Pakistan and China. Our commitment to work together in multiple domains is undoubtly significant to ensure peace and stability in the region.”he said.
“After a gap of four decades – Pakistan Air force is inducting next generation combat system with state of art technology in weaponry. Last such event was in 1982 when F-16 aircraft joined the fleet.”he added.
The prime minister flanked by three services chiefs inspected the JC-10 aircraft and sat in the cockpit where he was given a briefing about the jet.
Earlier, the prime minister reviewed the guard of honour as the contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented a salute to him.
The J10-C can be equipped with a bigger active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar than the one used by the JF-17 Block 3. The aircraft can carry more advanced, fourth-generation air-to-air missiles including the short-range PL-10 and the beyond-visual-range PL-15.
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