Pakistan’s fighter dilemma: Pursuing Chinese FC-31 amid Turkish Kaan uncertainty
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) could acquire FC-31 Chinese stealth fighter jets, according to the service's commander.
Speaking at an induction ceremony for new equipment in early January – including the J-10C Firebird – PAF commander Marshal Zahir Ahmed Babar revealed that his country was interested in buying the Chinese jets, but did not disclose specifics regarding any acquisition plans.
The J-31 (also known as the ‘Falcon Eagle’ in Chinese) is a fifth-generation multirole stealth fighter domestically developed by China. Its export variant is designated as the FC-31.
As Pakistan contemplates its next move in the pursuit of advanced fighter capabilities, the complexities of
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