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Pakistan to get 50 fighter jets from China

Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:45

Islamabad: China will hand over 50 multi-role combat aircraft to Pakistan, it was reported here on Thursday.

Pakistan will get the 50 JF-17 Thunder aircraft "in weeks", Dawn quoted an official as saying in Beijing where Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is on a four-day trip that takes places shortly after Osama bin Laden was killed by US commandos in Abbottabad on May 02.

The official said Pakistan and China were jointly producing the JF-17 aircraft, but the 50 fighter jets would have more sophisticated avionics.
He said the aircraft would be fully funded by China and it would help bolster Pakistan`s defence and add to the tactical capability of the Pakistan Air Force.


First Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:45

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