Sri Lanka denies reports of buying JF-17 Thunder jets from Pakistan

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Sri Lanka denies reports of buying JF-17 Thunder jets from Pakistan


KARACHI: Sri Lanka has denied reports of being the very first foreign buyer of JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan, according to a report published in Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror.




The aircraft is state-of-the-art fighter air planes that are manufactured jointly by China and Pakistan.

The report in Daily Mirror said there is no substance in the reports carried by foreign media that Sri Lanka is planning to become the first foreign buyer of JF-17 Thunder aircraft. Sri Lankan Air Force has still not made up its mind in this regard, it said.

It quoted, Sri Lankan Air Force spokesperson, Wing Commander Gihan Senevirathne as saying that ‘although both Pakistan and China have indicated the availability of the fighter jet and proposals have been submitted on the availability of the aircrafts, SLA has not made any decision on purchasing them.’

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-1...ts-of-buying-JF-17-Thunder-jets-from-Pakistan
 

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Pakis float news before it even gets confirmed? This source needs to be confirmed with a better source but this is a paki site so it might hold some weight?
 

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There is nothing surprising about this ..................... looks like some pakistani spokesperson got overexcited and spoke out before the deal even got finalized:laugh::laugh:
 

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Unless Sri Lankas are fools, they will not buy old model fighter built for the last century, when similar priced state of the art Aircrafts are going to be available soon.

It is like buying buying a brand new old model car, although it runs but today's bells and whistles are missing.
 

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