Pakistani Defense Minister Ahmad Mukhtar has announced that during the discussions PM Gilani discussed Pakistan’s desire to increase production rate of the jointly developed JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and Pakistan Air Force’s plans to buy Chinese J-10 Fighter jets.
Different officials including Ex- Air Chiefs of the Pakistan air force has announced their interest in the purchase of advance version of the J-10 under the name of FC-20. Pakistan air force sees the FC-20 project as an aircraft which can serve that nation as front line fighter jet alongside F-16 C/D Block 52M aircrafts.
Pakistani Defense Minister Ahmad Mukhtar has announced that China has agreed to provide second batch of the 50 JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to the Pakistan air force on fast track.
Addition details about the delivery schedule and production share of Pakistan & China in the second batch of JF-17 Thunders is yet not clear.