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China Overhauls Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Fighter Jet
May 22, 2019

China Overhauls Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The fighter aircraft was reportedly returned to the Pakistan Air Force in March.

Pakistan Returns Captured Indian Pilot
March 02, 2019

Pakistan Returns Captured Indian Pilot

By Zaheer Babar
It was a welcome move toward de-escalation, even as cross-border shellings continue.
India-Pakistan Crisis Exposes Modi’s Dilemma
February 28, 2019

India-Pakistan Crisis Exposes Modi’s Dilemma

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Rajesh Rajagopalan
The decision about whether to escalate or not is much more complex than it appears.

Pakistan Moves Ahead With Sale of 3 JF-17 Fighter Jets to Nigeria
October 26, 2018

Pakistan Moves Ahead With Sale of 3 JF-17 Fighter Jets to Nigeria

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan’s government has provided a $183.4 million sovereign guarantee for the sale of three JF-17 fighters to Nigeria.

Pakistan Stands Up New Fighter Squadron
March 08, 2018

Pakistan Stands Up New Fighter Squadron

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Pakistan Air Force inaugurated a new JF-17 fighter squadron in Quetta last month.

Air Forces of Pakistan, China Begin 'Shaheen VI' Exercises
September 11, 2017

Air Forces of Pakistan, China Begin 'Shaheen VI' Exercises

By Ankit Panda
The two countries held the sixth iteration of their major air force exercises, which first began in 2011.

Pakistan Raises Defense Spending
June 05, 2017

Pakistan Raises Defense Spending

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan is slated to increase its defense budget by around 7 percent in fiscal year 2017-2018.
Pakistan to Arm Super Mushshak Aircraft for Counterinsurgency Operations
May 24, 2017

Pakistan to Arm Super Mushshak Aircraft for Counterinsurgency Operations

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex is tailoring the Super Mushshak training aircraft for counterinsurgency operations.

Pakistan to Sell 52 Military Aircraft to Turkey
May 12, 2017

Pakistan to Sell 52 Military Aircraft to Turkey

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex has scored its largest export order so far.

Pakistan Still Eying JF-17 Thunder Fighter Sale to Sri Lanka
February 23, 2017

Pakistan Still Eying JF-17 Thunder Fighter Sale to Sri Lanka

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan is trying to convince Sri Lanka to purchase the JF-17 fighter jet, despite Indian pressure.

Pakistan to Sell 100 Military Aircraft to Turkey
October 06, 2016

Pakistan to Sell 100 Military Aircraft to Turkey

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan will export 100 MFI-395 Super Mushshak military training aircraft to Turkey, a senior Pakistani officer says.
Sri Lanka Mulls Purchase of New Fighter Aircraft
August 14, 2016

Sri Lanka Mulls Purchase of New Fighter Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Sri Lanka Air Force intends to procure 8-12 new combat aircraft replacing its obsolete fleet of aging fighter jets.

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