Islamabad, July 9 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar has said all necessary steps would be initiated by the government to enhance the combat capabilities of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
Talking to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Mukhtar expressed hope that successful launch of the JF-17 Thunder aircraft manufacturing project would add to the PAF's power in the coming days.
"The induction of JF-17 multi-role aircraft would enhance operational strength of the PAF," The News quoted Mukhtar, as saying.
He said Pakistan would continue to modernise and equip its forces with the latest arms and weapons to counter the internal and external threat facing the country.
Pakistan had started production of the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft from last month, the first of which is expected to fly by the end of this year. (ANI)