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Malaysian premier expresses interest in buying JF-17 jets

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has lauded the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder fighters and expressed interest in acquiring them for the Malaysian air force.

In an interview, Mahathir – who was the Guest of Honour at the annual Pakistan Day parade – praised the warplanes and said that “they [Pakistan] have built a weapon which performs very well”.

Following the March 23 parade, Mahathir was also given a briefing on the warplane at the Nur Khan Airbase.

JF-17 warplanes were assembled locally by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in collaboration with the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation. The Sino-Pakistani jets demonstrated their ability when they downed at least one intruding Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 in a dogfight last month.

The Malaysian premier also lauded the Pakistan Army and said it is very professional and a strong military force.

He also warned the enemies of Pakistan against military adventures and said that “if you fight against their [Pakistani] army, you will get a bloody nose”.

Apart from Malaysia, Azerbaijan is also considering to purchase the JF-17 Thunder jets.

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