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It looks like PAF has keeping all the doors open and eventually either F16s or J10Cs will arrive soon as per rumors
 

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Paf should jump onto a 5th gen fighter jet and become the first muslim country
to get them.

Israel has F35 and no muslim country has a 5th gen fighter jet, it is more important
for Pak to move onto 5th gen jets.
 

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Sorry to say so far since last many years and especially after induction of Rafael Pak PAF officials are only giving subjective statements at which social media fans make speculations. Nothing solid has came so far only up coming fighter is block -III which also looks to be at least one year away.

Do in era of progress one should believe that Pakistan Pilots took six months during Zia era to train and induct F16s the most modern jets of that era meanwhile Indian AF shall take ten years for induction of Rafael or make it effective. Such statements should be avoided.

The reality is though in developing full scale tactics an AF may take some time however training and tactics work is completed well before induction as in case of Rafael IAF pilots are now directly bringing their Rafaels to India from France themselves.

I wonder there are many sources including some media sources have claimed that either J10C is inducted or in process of induction if it is then why their is no official statement.

Pakistan Armed forces by large are having unnecessary sensor ship in case of new inductions. Comments are welcomed as on lighter side people like Zavran have become old claiming that PAF is inducting this and that even this thread is at least one year plus old.
 

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This J10 vs F16 debate has been going around for sometime. Given the history, mindset of PAF elites and the occasional bits we get to hear, its quite evident that PAF's first and only choice is F16 and not J10. They don't want J10 willingly.

It seems the only reason for J10 induction (if it happens) is arm twisting by our iron brother for the tech which PAF wants in JF17 B3 especially PL15. Maybe on some level you can't blame the iron brother. After all it's business and PL15 if it actually is what its being touted to be then it's the only thing which can keep Rafales at bay and both parties realize and acknowledge this reality. ACM Aman and ACM Mujahid on several occasions said that "we will maintain the first shoot capability". Only PL15 can provide that capability considering there is little to no possibility of getting 120C7 or 120D.

So if the price to get that capability is J10, then PAF despite their love for F16s will be willing to pay it.

Another angle which has been discussed here and in my opinion is not very likely is that J10 acquisition news are released deliberately in an attempt to coerce US to sell us F16s. We should know by now that US is not a country that gets coerced so easily. And most probably they have no problem selling us the F16s if we have the money.

So maybe in near future we will see both new F16s as well as J10C inducted in PAF. One due to own free will, the other not so much.
 

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I'm concerned that if we do not get F16, time is passing by quickly. Every second month, Indians are getting more Rafal aircrafts. And if we opt to get J10, to get a squaderen it will take time. And even for us, the same problem will arise. To familiarise our pilots and ground staff as well as engeneers to it.
 

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