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Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday inducted a new batch of J-10C fighter jets in its fleet to bolster the country’s aerial defence capabilities, the military’s media affairs wing said.

The development was announced in an induction and operationalisation ceremony held at an operational base of PAF.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir attended the ceremony as chief guest. Upon his arrival at the base, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, the chief of the air staff. The ceremony showcased the newly inducted weapon systems and defence assets of the PAF.

Addressing the ceremony, the COAS lauded the operational preparedness of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in incorporating state-of-the-art weapon systems, “substantially contributing to ensuring the balance of power in the region.”

During his speech, the air chief highlighted the latest inductions in the PAF’s arsenal comprising J-10C fighter jets, air mobility platforms, modern radars, unmanned aerial systems, loitering munition capabilities, and long-range vectors that have significantly bolstered the aerial defence capabilities of the country.

He also mentioned that the Center of Excellence for Air Mobility & Aviation Safety, College of Air Defence and reinvigoration of Air Power Centre of Excellence alongside the operationalisation of National Aerospace Science and Technology Park has provided PAF with the capability to “stay abreast with the evolving challenges.” CAS Sidhu emphasised the progress achieved by the PAF in the emerging domains of cyber and space technologies to ensure an impregnable defence of the country.

While emphasising the significance of indigenisation and human resource development, COAS Munir “wholeheartedly endorsed PAF’s dedication to technological advancements and operational excellence, reassuring that the Armed Forces of Pakistan are fully prepared to thwart any aggression.” He also appreciated the PAF’s efforts in the transportation of relief goods for the victims of the Gaza conflict.

Following the ceremony, an air show was conducted, featuring various PAF fighter jets, training aircraft and UAVs. The chief guest and the attendees later witnessed a static display showcasing the diverse PAF fighter, air mobility and UAV fleet.


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Twain pen di Jan 03, 2024 04:06am
just intended for showoff, when put to test it'll fail just like the military.
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JavedBhai Jan 03, 2024 04:40am
"We'll eat grass but build the bomb" I suppose it's all those years of eating grass that we now raise no eye brows on border controls at civilian populated cantonments like Malir. 2nd grade pakistanis aka bloody civilians are forbidden to enter a civilian populated cantonment. The correct way is to apply for a permission aka 'visa' submit all the details and get approval from the 'state'. Who cares if the masters purchases a new 'car' aka J-10C even though he already has multiple and there is no prospect of a war for a vassal state. We will only use these when permit is received. Palestinians, Houthis and Afghanis take on world super powers with just kalma e shahadat and we with nukes sit cowering. Our reward is jannah /s
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Az_Iz Jan 03, 2024 05:05am
Security comes first and foremost.
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Bilal Jan 03, 2024 07:16am
Pakistan Zindabad we salute our Armed Forces.
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Bilal Jan 03, 2024 07:16am
Pakistan Zindabad we salute our brave armed forces.
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Muhammad khan Jan 03, 2024 07:24am
I am very.v.v happy Pakistan is my country .I love Pakistan air force when Pakistan do any step for development and achieve success it's mean this achieve is mine."PAKISTAN ZINDABAD"
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Muhammad Asim Khan Jan 03, 2024 09:56am
External threat is secondary IMO We should focus to lower shadat of sepoys, we hear every other day that no. Of sepoys martyred. Give them proper gear and transport, Conway must be supported by aerial support.
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Ateeq Ahmed Jan 03, 2024 10:10am
A great achievement, may Forces & Pakistan livelong, grow up and dominant the region.
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Ateeq Ahmed Jan 03, 2024 10:15am
A great & remarkable achievement, Pakistan & Forces may livelong, grow & dominant the region.
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Rana Jan 03, 2024 10:37am
Great achievement for my motherland love U Pakistan and Pak army
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Rehman Jan 03, 2024 10:41am
Pakistani army should improve training and equipment to destroy terrorism
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Asif Naveed Jan 03, 2024 10:48am
Alhamdulillah, I am very happy, I am proud of my army, if it was not for our army, the situation of my Pakistan would be like Afghanistan, , Iran, Iraq.
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momal Jan 03, 2024 11:18am
@JavedBhai , reason you are sitting and talking like this is due to this weaponry otherwise pol geo of pakistan would have dominated by powers similarly in iraq, palestine etc. So stop talking nonsense about cowardness, freedom has price and men are paying it with their blood and you got guts just to sit at home and talk ... If youre willing with your qalma then go and fight yourself at baloch and kp border
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momal Jan 03, 2024 11:22am
@JavedBhai , ghar beth kai aisi batain karna is very easy ... Nonsenese if u have that courage and all ... Then why dont u go and fight yourself at baloch and kp border... Freedom has price and men are paying with their blood... Sukoon say ghar may bath kay mobile chala rahay ho isi fouj aur eqpt hi ki waja say
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Muhammad Saqib Jan 03, 2024 11:51am
If we can't stop killing of innocent Kashmiri ad Gaza Muslims then no need to spend huge money .
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Sabir Jan 03, 2024 02:17pm
@momal, India will govern this region better than Pakistani establishment. A lot of ISPR trolls commenting and liking each other will not change the ground reality that common people are now loathing the security apparatus and its greed.
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Sabir Jan 03, 2024 02:19pm
@momal, ISPR trolls, why is army fighting on Baloch and kpk border at all? Killing its own people and its own monsters it created itself?
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KU Jan 03, 2024 02:26pm
If the Indian genocide-evangelist were to comment or opine the ''showoff or eat grass'' sentiments for their country's state of human rights for minorities, poverty versus defence budget in newspapers, many would face a dead-reckoning. But then, they can enjoy themselves swinging in the trees while the real world moves on.
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PiADB Jan 03, 2024 02:35pm
Too many photos but ground realities are very different.
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Tajmmal Jan 03, 2024 02:49pm
Now grass will also be not available for eating as on making nukes the slogan was 'ham ghas kha leingey lekin atom bum banaeinge'
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Munir Jan 03, 2024 02:57pm
@momal, your views depict the years and years of brain washing by N* Pak Fauj. Open your eyes!
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Hamza Ali Hashmi Jan 03, 2024 03:15pm
@PiADB, yes that very different because our land force is be like tiger who cut you indian in to pices like 27 Feb Tea ☕ is fantastic
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bonce Jan 03, 2024 06:34pm
Just show off inside nothing. To be honestly we cannot fight with Afghan forget India. Only corruption and nothing.
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Saadullah Jan 03, 2024 06:44pm
What's his business in cockpit?
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Muhammad Tariq Jan 03, 2024 06:56pm
We are proud of our Armed Forces. They are the protector of the country internally and externally. We pray for our forces and salute them. Each and every day is demanding new technology and weapons and need to meet the requirements at war footing stage. I salute Pak Armed Forces!
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Awais Jan 03, 2024 07:36pm
@momal, yes its easy to talk, like you do, but army is supposed to defend the country and its people. What's the use of such weaponry and armory if your army generals are sold out to foreign invasion and can't defend the public elected govt. If army is to lay down in front of such orders, better not to buy such exoensive weapons and just loot n plunder that money as well
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HashBrown® Jan 03, 2024 07:44pm
@Sabir, "India will govern this region better than Pakistani establishment." Yes, all those mass graves and allegations of rape in the Kashmir valley have shown us all how effective you are at governing. Why are you even commenting on an article about PAF? Don't worry about our aircraft, I promise we won't stop you shooting down your own helicopters - that's pretty much all you're capable of doing anyway.
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Amanullah Lodhi Jan 03, 2024 08:10pm
@Twain pen di jee. Hummm ... just like swift retort in response to Balakot haaan ????
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Naveed Kiani Jan 03, 2024 10:03pm
" Sleep tight - Pakistan Air Force is awaking"
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Muhammad Azhar Iqbal Khan Jan 03, 2024 11:55pm
Waiting for the induction of J - 31 n F - 15 Eagle In PAF.
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bonce Jan 04, 2024 12:10am
@Saadullah , More money transfer to the United Kingdom. Only show off inside nothing.
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Sadia Jan 04, 2024 12:45am
I like very much the paf
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Boncr Jan 04, 2024 01:17am
@JavedBhai , Mr Jinnah was stupid he divided the subcontinent for nothing.Here ego issued with him separate nation in the name of Islam.
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kashif Jan 04, 2024 10:28am
jf17 is an inferior jet . thats why even China doesn't use it .Pak airforce should have bought j10 from start because china uses it and is constantly upgrading it. billions of $$$ wasted on jf17. who made this idiot decision ??
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Asad Khan Jan 04, 2024 10:42am
What is the use of latest fighters when there is disintegration of society orchestrated by military boots. Defence force should concentrate on deterrence and not politics. Asim Munir and Bajwa May enter politics if they feel they are so popular.
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Aamir Jan 04, 2024 10:54am
We need high tech aircraft to counter Rafail. However, need to rationalize the size of the outdated divisions of the army and cut expenditure there. Have to go for hight tech lean mean armed forces.
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Johny Jan 04, 2024 11:21am
@PiADB, Too many kickbacks on the ground falling from the cockpits.
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Johny Jan 04, 2024 11:22am
@Muhammad Azhar Iqbal Khan, With compromised and corrupt its not going to happen: loyalty vs real estate.
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Johny Jan 04, 2024 11:24am
Wow! What an accomplishment from the days of AM Asghar Khan to AM Nir Khan....finally an airman in the cockpit.
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SlimJims Jan 04, 2024 11:56am
Alhamdulillah. May almighty bless this beautiful land. No matter how hard Indian trolls like 'ku' pretend to be Pakistanis here, their end is destined at the hands of Pakistan.
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Rehan Jan 04, 2024 12:56pm
@JavedBhai , bustered of the highest order will always vomit venom n talk non sense instead to be sane.
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Sugon Dzntz Jan 04, 2024 01:48pm
What's is he doing there, Shouldn't've it been Air Chief?
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Doc Asad Jan 04, 2024 02:33pm
useless. We know now they are just to fool the public not for Kashmir freedom
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great moves to defend yourself from India.
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Aizad Sayid Jan 04, 2024 05:02pm
We should purchase three squadrons minimum!
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sheikh amin Jan 04, 2024 06:46pm
civilians are paying off for their showoff
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Sohaib Adnan Jan 04, 2024 09:27pm
What is the use of all this spending, if we can't use it for ourselves? Being a puppet of USA, these r just toys to fool the Nation for another decade as we were being fooled since last 7 decades... We must work on our Army cowardness and skill them with bravery, which our All 3 Armies don't have since we didn't won any War against anyone directly so far...
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Sohaib Adnan Jan 04, 2024 09:31pm
Just to fool the Nation with such toys for another decade as we were fooled since 7 decades and remain a US puppet, so can't use them according to our wish or good...
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Sadia Iram Jan 04, 2024 09:56pm
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Waheed Abbas Jan 05, 2024 08:18am
@momal, We can not use these weapons without permission.
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Johny Jan 05, 2024 08:22am
@Sugon Dzntz, Air Chief still in Red Room!
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Sajid Jan 05, 2024 08:54am
Must be so proud to buy the jet with the money of begging.
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Johny Jan 05, 2024 09:07am
@kashif , The Key word is not superior but commissions at any cost.
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S.k Jan 05, 2024 11:40am
Always playing with public sentiments, no emotion , no feelings for own citizens or elsewhere. Dollars give them pleasure, direction & action may be at the cost of 1000+ innocent lives or even killing own personals . Pakistan has no enemy its enemy is its own army nd their paid slavers within the nation. World has observed two big incidents one Palestine
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Haque Jan 05, 2024 02:55pm
@Sohaib Adnan, exactly
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Haque Jan 05, 2024 02:55pm
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Syed Mohsin Abbas Jan 05, 2024 04:03pm
@JavedBhai , In order to maintain the Air superiority balance we must induct the latest Gadgets like J10 and UCAV. These induction will balance the Rafael BVR missiles. Our Armed forces are defenders of all the nation and we proud our forces and Salute them.
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Emon Jan 05, 2024 04:14pm
Even the strongest of swords in your hand does not make you brave, wise or great. You have to prove your worthiness in the battlefield.
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Twain pen di Jan 05, 2024 04:44pm
@Bilal , please also polish their boots.
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Twain pen di Jan 05, 2024 04:51pm
@momal, fauj bohot paisey leti hei security keliye but where's the security? instead of being legendary boot polishers please learn to ask tough questions. military acts as if they are doing their jobs for free and that its a favor on the public, you never polished boot for your jamadaar, did you? he too is serving the nation by cleaning your filth.
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Twain pen di Jan 05, 2024 04:53pm
@Muhammad Tariq , g bilkul boot polishiye.
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Twain pen di Jan 05, 2024 04:55pm
@Amanullah Lodhi , swift retort yeah right you belive anything the establishment says but i dont.
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Rashid Mehmood Jan 05, 2024 08:32pm
The author should have included the number of jets that were inducted
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StrategicPak Jan 05, 2024 11:54pm
@Twain pen di, negative, we saw what happen to Inddian airforce few years ago. They were humiliated by PAF and ppl of Pakistan.
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Hujjathullah M.H.Babu Sahib Jan 06, 2024 08:55pm
@HashBrown®, Kudos, your comments always carry the right punch !
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Hujjathullah M.H.Babu Sahib Jan 07, 2024 08:51am
@JavedBhai , Yes and they don't put their poor forces on a purely mercenary role in the service of neo-liberal imperialism and that too on the cheap. Remember Zia's famous "peanuts" quip !
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Ch K A Nye Jan 07, 2024 09:49am
How are we paying for this?
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Hasan Jan 07, 2024 01:52pm
@Syed Mohsin Abbas, Air superiority requires highly dedicated trained professionals in addition to hardware...not products of red rooms!
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