Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is ready to receive the first batch of Chengdu J-10C semi-stealth 4.5-gen advanced fighter jets from China by the end of next month.
Previous Month, Interior Minister, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, had revealed that 25 J-10C fighter jets of PAF would also perform a fly-over on the Pakistan Day Parade on 23 March 2022.
The claim by the Minister suggests that the first batch will consist of 25 J-10C fighter jets. In July last year, it was reported that Pakistan would get a total of 36 J-10C fighter jets from China. This means the remaining jets will be delivered in the second batch.
Many aspects of the J-10C mid-sized fighter jet, including the size, aerodynamic characteristics, aviation, weapon systems, and overall combat capability are comparable to the Rafale fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
This is why the Interior Minister had asserted that the J-10C fighter jets of PAF would counter the Rafale fighter jets of India.
During the “Shaheen-IX” exercise jointly held by Pakistan and China last year, Pakistani pilots had also gained invaluable experience by using Chinese J-10C and J-11B fighter jets to simulate the Indian Rafale and Su-30 fighter jets.
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