F-16 forumWell Yes, pretty serious.
All I am saying is that we don't have the industrial base yet, to be a true weapon producing nation. Most Weapon systems we claim to be indigenous are actually foreign-made, we just optimize/customize and to some extent localize them to our specific needs.
Truth is that most developing nations like Pakistan/India/Iran/Turkey are not much capable on their own when it comes to military hardware production. Turkey is the only country at the moment which is going in the right direction and will be a true weapon producing country in 15-20 years.
The rest of these nations just buy and import different subsystems and combine/manipulate them to create the so-called indigenous weapon system. If foreign vendors stop providing them with these subsystems, they will not have much left.
But what you have said here is not asserted to the argument that you made previously, Weapon producing is I believe what you call Arm's/Defence industries and we are pretty sufficient, Our armed forces are setting examples that have never been done before. Since you spoke of the Jf-17 I would like to remind you that is developed, designed, manufactured and so on by The PAF (armed force) for their own use in conjunction with Chinese Air craft Corporation----Key word corporation.
many defense related equipment are not produced by countries/Nation but are by private companies and how those companies are embedded are through funding and facilitation through GOV and this is where I agree that Pakistan right now is not a very attractive base for defense companies.