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Chinese Supplied Military Equipment on Display on Pakistan National Day

Published Mar 26, 2019
Updated Apr 21, 2020

JF-17 and F-7PG fighter jets, the Al-Khalid main battle tank and FM-90 and LY-80 air defense missiles were displayed on Pakistan National Day as per China Military Online

China Military Online with reference to a report in the Global Times indicated that a host of Chinese supplied military equipment was on display during the Pakistan National Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Chinese J-10 fighter jets demonstrated an aerobatic performance  celebrating the  21st  birthday in spectacular fashion with six J-10s dazzling audiences at Pakistan’s national day parade.  During the 18-minute performance, the Chinese aircraft released trails of red, yellow, white and green plumes, representing the colors of the national flags of China and Pakistan, winning waves of applause from spectators at the venue with each maneuver, according to a statement the PLA Air Force released on Sunday.

Other weapons that were on display which were supplied to Pakistan by China were the JF-17 and F-7PG fighter jets, the Al-Khalid main battle tank and FM-90 and LY-80 air defense missiles.

The successful first flight of the J-10 marked China becoming the fifth country in the world to be capable of independently developing a third, or in other commonly used classification systems, a fourth generation fighter, the report said.

“The development of the J-10 has provided vast invaluable experience for China’s future fighter jets,” an anonymous military expert told the Global Times on Sunday.

During China’s program to develop the J-10 fighter jet, Song Wencong, the J-10’s chief designer who passed away in 2016, mentored the young Yang Wei who later became the chief designer of the J-20, China Aviation News reported.

“Song’s contribution was not just about a single plane, it was about the development of the entire industrial system,” Yang said.

The J-10 has seen improved versions since the original, including a technical demonstrator installed with a thrust vector control system that could be installed on the J-20 stealth fighter jet in the future.

Interestingly the Chinese preferred to develop the light combat fighter J F 17 with Pakistan and has not shared the technology for the J 10 or the advanced J 11 fighters.

Some Indian media reports claimed that the Chinese supplied air defence missiles had let to an incident of fratricide bringing down a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) J F 17 fighter on 25 or 26 March but there has been no corroboration of the same.

PAF has been on high alert after the Indian air strike on the Jaish e Mohammad terrorist camp on 26 February penetrating Pakistan airspace.

Military technical cooperation is one of the strongest vector of China Pakistan all weather friendship.

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