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Pakistan offers discounted JF-17 jets at Dubai expo

14 November, 2011

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DUBAI: Pakistan is pitching its new JF-17 Thunder fighter jet, developed jointly with China, at an aggressive discount to dominant Western rivals, Defence Minister, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar said on Sunday.

"You can buy three of our aircraft for one F-16," Chaudhry Mukhtar told Reuters at the Dubai Air Show, where the aircraft is being displayed. He said the producer, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, was now able to keep pace with the requirements of the air force.

"Three squadrons are already flying the aircraft in Pakistan and one squadron in China," he added. Analysts expect the aircraft, which Mukhtar said, was priced at $25-30 million, to be focused on emerging markets in Asia and Africa. "Going to the (European) market is not very easy because you are cutting the profits of some other people," Mukhtar said.

He said the development of the aircraft was not targeted at archrival India. "India need not worry, it is not India-specific. We are building very close relations with India."

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