J-10C induction to PAF: Armed forces fully capable to thwart aggression, says PM

J-10C induction to PAF: Armed forces fully capable to thwart aggression, says PM

Kamra (Web Desk/Agencies): The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Friday formally inducted on Friday modern fighter aircraft J-10C into its fleet in a ceremony held at the Minhas Airbase Kamra.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with federal ministers, service chief and the Chinese ambassador, attended the induction ceremony.

Addressing the event, the premier said that Pakistan has full confidence in its armed forces that possess the capabilities of the highest degree to defend the country.

“We are confident that if anyone makes an aggressive move against Pakistan, it would be retaliated by the armed forces with full force,".

PM Imran congratulated the nation on the historic occasion of the induction of JC-10 aircraft, the medium weight and single-engine fighter jet.

The prime minister thanked China to deliver the fighter jets to Pakistan in a short period of eight months.

He expressed satisfaction that PAF was fully equipping itself on lines of modern and indigenous technology.

"Pakistan is heading in the right direction towards development and prosperity," PM Imran noted.

The prime minister mentioned that the country was witnessing economic growth with record tax revenues and foreign exchange.

He said wealth creation would help the government to strengthen the military capability as well.

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu said PAF was prepared and skilled to deter any aggression of the enemy.

He said JC-10 was a fully integrated weapon, avionic and combat system and its induction into PAF would further strengthen its professional capabilities.

The air chief said that the occasion was the testimony to the will of Chinese leadership and support for Pakistan.

PM Imran flanked by three services chiefs inspected the JC-10 aircraft and sat in the cockpit where he was given a briefing about the jet.

Earlier, the prime minister reviewed the guard of honour as the contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented a salute to him.

PM Imran witnessed a thrilling flypast of various formations of aircraft, including the newly inducted J10C, F-16s, JF-17s and Mirage that showcased a sophisticated array of avionics and weaponry.

After the flypast the premier witnessed the landing of five J10C aircraft that have been inducted in the 15 Squadron.

The J-10C is larger and can be equipped with a bigger active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar than the one used by the JF-17 Block 3The aircraft can carry more advanced, fourth-generation air-to-air missiles including the short-range PL-10 and the beyond-visual-range PL-15.