A Chinese multi-role J-10C fighter jet seen in training in 2018. Pakistan is rumoured to have ordered 36 J10-Cs from China in total. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese multi-role J-10C fighter jet seen in training in 2018. Pakistan is rumoured to have ordered 36 J10-Cs from China in total. Photo: Xinhua
Pakistan

Pakistan, India tap China, West for warplanes as aerial arms race looms between nuclear-armed rivals

  • Pakistan took delivery of 25 Chinese-built J-10Cs last month in a ‘jawbreaking response’ to India procuring 36 French jets, Islamabad’s interior minister said
  • Analysts said ‘lines have been drawn’, as India mulls buying 144 warplanes from the US, France or Sweden to defend itself against a joint China-Pakistan attack

Topic |   Pakistan
A Chinese multi-role J-10C fighter jet seen in training in 2018. Pakistan is rumoured to have ordered 36 J10-Cs from China in total. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese multi-role J-10C fighter jet seen in training in 2018. Pakistan is rumoured to have ordered 36 J10-Cs from China in total. Photo: Xinhua
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