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Posted at: Feb 17, 2017, 1:54 AM; last updated: Feb 17, 2017, 1:54 AM (IST)

Pak air force inducts 16 new JF-17 jets

Pak air force inducts 16 new JF-17  jets
Jointly manufactured with China, JF-17 Thunder jet is the backbone of PAF and already more than 70 fighters of the category are part of it

Islamabad, February 16

Pakistan today inducted 16 new multi-role JF-17 Thunder jets jointly manufactured with China into its air force with the Defence Minister asserting that the country was ready to safeguard borders against any aggression.

The JF-17 Thunder jets were handed over to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra, in the Attock area of Punjab province, with Defence Minister Khawaja Asif present as the chief guest.

The new home-made jets, inducted into 14-Squadron of Pakistan Air Force, have been manufactured jointly by China and Pakistan.

Asif said the government was committed to fund the PAF’s operational readiness, especially its JF-17 programme, in future as well. He said the government stood determined to safeguard Pakistan’s  borders. — PTI

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