Malaysia to buy two JF 17 Fighter Jets from Pakistan initially for Tests and Evaluation
*KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad lauded the strength of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force’s fighter jet JF-17 Thunder.*
During an interview following his visit to Pakistan, the Malaysian premier said, “I know how strong the Pakistan Army is. If you fight against them, you will get a bloody nose.”
Praising the JF-17 Thunders, the Malaysian prime minister who was the chief guest at the Pakistan Day parade said, “They [Pakistan] have been able to build aircraft now which were demonstrated. They performed very well.”
“I knew Pakistan will like to sell its planes to us, so we said to give us one or two planes so we can see how strong they are,” he continued.
PM Mahathir was briefed on JF-17 Thunder fighter jets at the Nur Khan Airbase before his departure from the country as his three-day visit concluded on March 23.
Pakistan and Malaysia signed five Memorandum of Understandings during Mahathir’s visit.
The Malaysian delegation showed keen interest in buying Pakistani made JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and anti-tank missiles.