Can anyone summarize what the Air chief ACTUALLY said. The news third party is useless due to understanding of defence matters by our news gurus.Really does depend on what exactly the ACM said during the interview, we are all guessing here, but if he really did say an "all 5th Gen fighter force" by 2047, then J-10 and JF-17 simply do not fit into that catagory.
A real long shot is that the new fighter we get is the FC-31 this year, as I so, BIG long shot but PAF has surprised us before.
By 2047 you can easily have a fleet of
We will not need a like for like numbers replacment for Mirage/F-7 so fair to say PAF total force may reduce in squadron size to say around 14 squadrons, but this is no major issue considering IAF will be a 24-26 squadron force for the medium to long term anyway.
If however the ACM did not actually specify "all 5th Gen by 2047", then your summation seems emminantly feasable
Very very valid point