Anyone can provide a fake picture.
Look at the lighting in the face. Light coming from the left.
And then look at the shadows of the aircraft, light coming from the right.
The age of the pilot seems wrong. the photo looks like it was taken during the 1980s, not late 1990s.
How much time did you spend in Photoshop (which was a total waste of time…)?
So I doubt You can show a real link claiming Pakistan evaluated the Gripen, when you have to use photoshopped pictures…
Accusing someone to be Indian seems to be the escape route when arguments are lacking.
Funny that neither the Swedish Government nor SAAB is aware of any evaluation.
Information about Pakistani purchase of Gripen is rejected
In the Pakistani media there is detailed information about an impending purchase of the Gripen combat aircraft. But the information is categorically rejected from the Swedish side.
Pakistan is about to buy 40 Jas Gripen planes from Sweden according to centrally located defense sources in Pakistan, according to the online edition of The News, an English-language Pakistani newspaper. The purchase will be discussed when Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf visits Sweden in July. According to the private Pakistani television station Geo TV, Sweden promised to sell Gripenplan to Pakistan during the visit of Riaz Khokhar, second in command at Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Sweden a month ago, states Indian Newindpress.com.
Pakistan's air force is in dire need of high-tech aircraft to compete with neighboring India but has been unable to purchase US F-16 planes as both the Bush and Clinton administrations have denied such a deal. Therefore, interest has now been directed towards Sweden.
The details in foreign media, and which are referenced by Sydsvenska Dagbladet, are numerous regarding the aircraft and the planned purchase but are rejected in Sweden.
- The Minister of Defense has not held any talks with Pakistan about selling Gripen, says Magnus Edin who is press secretary to Minister of Defense Leni Björklund to TT.
A country that is interested in buying the Gripenplane can go directly to Gripen International, which is the Swedish-English company that manages the marketing and sales of the Gripenplane for Saab. But a potential buyer can also go to the government. In the latter case, it will be the Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) that manages the business if the government decides on a sale. But FMV has not received any such assignment, says Ulf Lindström who is press officer at FMV.
In order for the Gripenplan to be sold abroad, the Swedish government must give its approval and it is Prime Minister Gunnar Lund who has to test the possibility of an export permit. But according to his press secretary Anette Törnqvist, there is no request regarding Pakistan.
According to Saab's press manager Peter Larsson, it is only Brazil with which there is an ongoing procurement process, while South Africa, Hungary and the Czech Republic are counted as completed.
The marketing of the Gripen plane takes place at various air or defense exhibitions around the world, and Peter Larsson says that there is certainly an interest from Pakistani authorities in the Gripen plane, just as there is from a number of other countries. There may have been questions from Pakistan at the shows. But it is by no means certain that a demonstrated interest will lead to any deal or procurement.
- It is very far down the scale compared to an imminent deal, says Peter Larsson to TT.