Your article covers a major part of defence production related to weapons, however there are certain aspects that have changed or updated in recent past. This includes modernisation of Navy, MBT acquisition from China etc. Most of the changes have been thoroughly discussed on the forum (PDF) already. The versus debate between aircrafts, tanks, ships etc has been going on since years and usually it ends with the topic being closed by Mods. A 1 on 1 comparison is usually difficult since the weapon platform being discussed has many other contributing factors surrounding it which can also impact its lethality as well as survival in hostile environment.According to international defense observers, Pakistan’s defense production from PK-15 assault rifles to Al-Khalid tanks and JF-17 Thunder is rapidly moving towards its self - sufficiency. In a short span of 12 years, the successful journey of JF-17 Thunder Block 3 from the launch of China’s joint warplane manufacturing program to its completion in Pakistan is a surprise to the world and awe to the enemies.
The JF-17 Thunder is talking parrots in combat aerial demonstrations around the world. Demand for Pakistan Thunder aircraft is increasing in developing countries like Malaysia, Burma and Nigeria. While the failed result of India’s 30 years of failed planning, the Tejas aircraft has become a rejected and flop product in the world market.
Today, Pakistan’s Armed Forces manufactures German-born G3 assault rifles and PK-15 assault rifles designed by Pakistani engineers, from automatic class light machine guns and heavy machine guns, manufactured in Pakistan’s Wah Ordnance Factory and armored in the international market. Exporting for use of forces.
India’s own journalists Rahul Bedi and Ghazala Wahab write that India made an Insas rifle after 20 years of operation but it totally flopped. The Indian Army rejected it with several complaints. The rifle was purchased by Nepal and returned with the Not Wanted medal. Then, nine years later, in 2019, Narendra Modi inaugurated a new Assault Rifle Factory in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh with a Russian partnership. But the factory has been shut down because the agreement with Russia has not been completed yet.
In 2009, the South American country of Ecuador purchased eight Indian-made Dhruv helicopters. But unluckily, four of those dysfunctional helicopters manufactured by the self crash master India crashed. For the remaining four contract was canceled and sent back to India.
Pakistan is building not only JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter jets but also successful fighter training aircraft such as Super Mashaq and Karakoram 8 and selling them to Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, Burma, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and other developing countries. Thanks to the profits made, the developing sector of Pakistani aircraft manufacturing is now entering the fifth generation stealth technology era with the new aircraft manufacturing program ” Project Azm “.
The world is amazed by the successful production of unmanned drone drones like Barak, Selex’s Falco, GIDS Shahpar and Jasoos drones made in Nescom Pakistan
Pakistan has turned the tide of the Indian Armed Forces’ long-held supremacy in desert and swampy sectors like Rajasthan by building state-of-the-art main battle tanks such as Al Khalid and Al Zarrar to suit its needs. Now not only the main battle tank but also the successful production of modern armored vehicles like Talha, Skab and Al Qaswa is going on in Pakistan. The nation is proud that we are now manufacturing anti-tank guided rocket launcher systems like Armor, Lightweight Anti-aircraft and Air to Ground Weapons like Barq and Anza in Pakistan itself. On the other side of the border, the Indian-built Arjun Tank itself faces strong criticism from Indian defense observers and overweight and other technical complaints from the military.
After the purchase one of the world’s most expensive Rafale jet from France, the Indian media and defense agencies act as if India has conquered the whole of Ladakh by defeating China.
It is a different matter that the Narendra Modi government is facing serious allegations of commission corruption in connection with the purchase of a 4.5 Generation Rafale aircraft, almost five times more expensive than the US F-16E and ten times more expensive than the JF-17 Thunder . The fact is that the Raphael planes will still need a year to adjust to the Indian Air Force system. And it is noteworthy that India will forever need France for the maintenance, overhauling, repair or upgrading of the Rafale aircraft.
The real difference between the Pakistani and Indian air forces is not the aircraft but the pilot. One difference between Made in owner of France Rafale and proud Made in Pakistan JF-17 is that they give an award to Abhinandan who lost the plane and praised the cup of tea from shooters. And we give medals of bravery to those Wing Commander Hassan Siddiqui and Wing Commander Noman Ali Khan who shot down the enemy plane.
BY : FAROOQ RASHID BUTT
From pk-15 , JF-17 Thunder and Al Khalid to fifth generation stealth fighter jet project Azm | DEFENCE TIMES | ڈیفنس ٹائمزIn a short span of 12 years, the successful journey of JF-17 Thunder from the launch to its completion in Pakistan is a surprise to the worldthefoji.com
You will find Indian trolls in most topics who will try their best to portray Indian weapons as invincible and holding some sort of edge over Pakistani weapons, even if that edge is negligible and hardly matters in a combat scenario through force multipliers. You can either fight with their ego or let them dwell in their own imaginations, the choice will be yours.
My suggestion would be to visit topics in different sections of PDF to have an understanding what has been discussed and which parameters constitute posts that carry informative material for the readers. That way you can have a deeper understanding of all the weapon systems that you have covered in your topic. As an example, read updates about AK program or the avionics suite (speculated) of JF-17 Block III. The search function on PDF is useful.