China to Deliver 50 more JF 17 Thunder Jets to Pakistan
China will deliver another fifty JF-17 Thunder fighters to Pakistan over a period of three years, Radio Pakistan reported.
The Head of Chinese Aircraft Industry told a Chinese daily that under the contract signed between the two countries, Pakistan will receive a total of 110 JF-17 Thunder aircraft from China.
The jets are a symbol of friendship between Pakistan and China. During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit, a fleet of eight JF-17 Thunder jets escorted the special plane of the Chinese leader when it entered Pakistan’s airspace.
Pakistan and China on April 20 signed more than 50 agreements worth $28 billion, mostly covering commercial loans to Pakistani power generation companies, but also including financing agreements for six infrastructure projects that will set in motion work on the eastern trade corridor connecting western China with Gwadar that Beijing wants to see operational before the end of next year.