The reason we do not hear much about PAs procurements as compared to say IAs is because PA likes to stay very quiet.Peace of mind, finally. Now let's get back to slumber.
In India they make their intentions to buy a new weapon clear before they even ask the relevant companies to send them in for testing, and to add on top of that, they start acting like the system is now already in service. If you ask them, they’ve had S400 in service for a few years already because they expressed their intentions of buying it, while the reality is that they won’t have in operational for a couple of years more.
in Pakistan, the first time we hear about a weapon is when the military decides that it’s time to send a message. By this point the talks, the trials and usually even the induction and operationalization already complete. And we basically never heard about the first few stages of this unless someone reveals it on a platform like this forum. PA has had HQ-9P for a couple of years now yet nobody even knew.
Otherwise if we look at the time taken from “intention to operation”, PA does it much faster than IA.
PA has been testing both towed and SP artillery, in fact they’ve had multiple trials at this point. They could pick a gun, order it and have it in service and we wouldn’t even hear about it until we’re meant to. So rest assured, the systems are coming, so is everything else the PA has planned. Maybe they’re already here too.
Why spoil a surprise and lose an advantage though