Pakistan inducts J - 10C semi semi stealth fighter jets into its arsenal
ATTOCK – The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Friday inducted six China-made modern fighter aircraft J-10C, also know as "vigorous dragon" that will strengthen its combat ability.
Prime Minister Imran Khan attended the ceremony, which was held at Minhas Airbase Kamra, in the Attock district of Punjab, as the chief guest.
Federal Ministers include Asad Umar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Fawad Chaudhry, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong and other officials attended the ceremony.
Upon arrival, the premier was received by Chief of Air Staff Air March Zaheeruddin Baber and hew was also accorded Guard of Honour by a contingent of PAF.
During the ceremony, the newly-inducted figher jets also displayed maneuvers.
The Chinese made aircraft is a modern signal-engine delta wings fight jet. It is equipped with missiles that can hit targets up to 200-km, according to reports.
Earlier this month, Pakistan received the first batch comprising six fighter jets as the South Asian country has purchased a total of 25 J-10Cs from the all-weather friend China.
The J-10C will participate in the Pakistan Day parade on March 23.
Back in December 2021, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed revealed the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, 2022 will feature a fly-past by Chinese multirole J-10C fighter jets.
“For the first time in Pakistan, the fly-past ceremony of JS-10 (J-10C) is being held. In response to Rafale, Pakistan Air Force is going to perform a fly-past with Chinese JS-10 planes. This is in response to Rafale, a complete squadron of JS-10 (J-10C) aircraft will fly-past.”