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Desert Fox 1

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There are better, cheaper, efficient and deadlier ways to handle an Indian armored division.
I Know. But there has been much talk of PA using f16s(or other air assets) without committing itself completely against IA especially those f16s in bholari and bases Northern sindh.
 
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I Know. But there has been much talk of PA using f16s(or other air assets) without committing itself completely against IA especially those f16s in bholari and Northern sindh.
PAF assets can and will be used for ground strikes (at the moment the mirages are more dedicated to such ops), that is how combined arms warfare works. But against armored formations Multiple rocket systems like Nasr, Fatah and A100 are more effective, plus attack helicopters are specifically for that purpose, hunting armor.
For the last 3 decades or so Pakistan had a decisive edge over India when it came to Attack helicopters, Pakistan had a large fleet of cobras while India had a few Mi24s, we built on that by also getting Fennecs and Mi35Ms, but then it kind of came crashing down when the AH1Zs were blocked and the Indian apaches were delivered, as those AH1Zs were supposed to help us keep that edge. Now with the T129 being blocked as well, we are at a disadvantage there, one that hopefully we can balance soon with a new acquisition from China or elsewhere.
 

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Upgraded Mirage-2000s are on par with F-16C/Ds
OK, True. But in what scenario and Duty ?

The Mirage is by design optimized to intrude and bomb really fast.
Once those perimeter are removed, then Mirage has problems that F-16 solves.
But as a design compromise, F-16 is not the best / fastest intruder
 

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It is the right time to play the Afghan peace card if we want to upgrade our F-16s to block 72 standards and also get Ah-1z.
 

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Its sad that such a beauty and beast machine, and PAF can not get their hands on its latest models, F-16's always kept the balance of Power in S.Asia , I hope America and PAF works towards some sort of deal for 18-36 F-16V's with option of upgrading PAF existing Fleet to V Standards.
 

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Its sad that such a beauty and beast machine, and PAF can not get their hands on its latest models, F-16's always kept the balance of Power in S.Asia , I hope America and PAF works towards some sort of deal for 18-36 F-16V's with option of upgrading PAF existing Fleet to V Standards.
It seems highly unlikely that any of the above will ever come to fruition. However, in case we still have that uncontrolled desire or just desperate to acquire more F16s, or upgrades to the existing fleet, well then it will all depend on what we have to offer in return, (think of musharraf days), and you will have your answer. Let's put it this way; the price will be very steep in national dignity and sovereignty.
 
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