When china refuses to induct and use any version of JF-17, considering how deadly and potent you think this platform is, does that make you wonder why? Alternatively, can you name a single frontline aircraft we or any NATO partner exports that we/they don't use themselves?Interestingly, every other news item from India especially is talking about upcoming JF-17 Block-III model and that doesn't looks like just a theoretical approach based upon open information from public domain. India is well in knowledge as what thunder Block-II did on 27th February and can imagine what Block-III can be. On other note, IAF wants more money for quantity of latest gadgets in more numbers fearing the outcome when it is about quality and skills.
Indian Air Force is just shying away to accept it openly in regard to February, 2019 but has to come with twists & more of media articles as a bargain for more budget in view of a capable platform like JF-17s. Why don't we hear IAF preparing or referring to F-16s possible Block-70/72? Of-course, they do know what the upcoming Block-III is going to do. To enforce such argument, one can see that despite being upgraded the fleet and purchasing latest Rafale with all the goodies, IAF still need more & more and that is not just the corruption but fear as well.
IAF chief has already seen it coming and its like preparing excuses in advance either not to be bothered by Indian Establishment for any action or in-case of face-off, shall never be blamed for any losses. A planned homework with demand of more & more weapons which is not going to be fulfilled soon hence, there is a lot of time for preparedness. I don't think that PAF will stop at JF-17 Block-III only.