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PAF displays JF-17 Thunder that downed Abhinandan’s Aircraft

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Over 500 exhibitors from Pakistan and other countries are displaying products at the Karachi Expo Centre

KARACHI: The Pakistan Air Force also displayed JF-17 Thunder aircraft that downed Abhinandan’s aircraft in Pakistan’s territory in February 2019.

The jet belongs to the second generation of JF-17 series that was adopted by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in 2015.

The 1st edition entered military usage in 2007. The plane was made by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra in collaboration with China.

“It is the same JF-17 Thunder (on display) that struck Abhinandan’s aircraft,” said a company representative while giving a briefing at the event on Wednesday. “It is the second generation of the series. Work is underway on the third generation model and it is expected to be adopted by the PAF soon.”

The International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2022 is currently underway at the Karachi Expo Centre. Tomorrow will be the last day of this exhibition.

According to the organizer, more than 500 exhibitors from Turkey, China, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Far East are displaying their products. Nearly 60% of the stalls are booked by international enterprises while 40% are occupied by local companies.

Besides trade-oriented visitors, more than 285 high level delegates from 64 countries are expected to pay a visit to the exhibition.

The IDEAS 2022 is a regional event that is organised biennially by Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) in Pakistan.

Since its in 2000, IDEAS has emerged as an international rendezvous for defence manufacturers, entrepreneurs, research and development specialists, financial experts, and top level policy makers to promote cooperation, knowledge sharing and support ventures in the field of defence. According to details, Pakistan is an export partner of more than 60 countries.

Khan GMB, a company from Dara Adam Khel, also put its products on display with dozens of models.

In another display of power by a Pakistani defence company, Heavy Industries Taxila put on show the Tank ‘Haider’, an upgraded version of Al-Khalid Tank.

“If a laser is pointed towards it, the tank releases smoke and becomes virtually invisible which makes it difficult for the target to assault it,” company representative said.

Among other features, it has laser-guided missiles having a range of 5 kilometres. It has a steering unlike Al-Khalid, which is driven with the use of sticks. It also has an automatic gearbox instead of a manual one.

Among other features, it has laser-guided missiles having a range of 5 kilometres. It has a steering unlike Al-Khalid, which is driven with the use of sticks. It also has an automatic gearbox instead of a manual one.

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