Pakistani media said that the Chinese Jigou Xiaolong disappointed the United States
Data for: Pakistan Air Force fielded Xiaolong fighter
According to Russia’s” military messenger “reported on June 1, military and political situation in South Asia has been tense recently, China intends to boost technical assistance to strengthen the Pakistani military.
Russian media said, “India Times” recently claimed that China asked the U.S. to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The recent visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan’s visit is the result of a further receive an additional 50 from the Chinese JF-17 fighters, and immediately delivered, the contract without advance payment. Pakistan has also requested China to accelerate almost at the Gwadar port construction base. Not long ago, all of which are U.S. special forces inside Pakistan without action to get rid of Osama bin Laden led to the consequences of rapid deterioration of bilateral relations, Pakistan has every reason to fear the U.S. may once again be on the Pakistani military intervention, the attempt by China to consolidate its position .
Russian media said that Pakistan is China’s traditional friendly countries in South Asia, Chinese foreign policy is more reliable strategic partner. China and India in Asia in recent decades to compete for dominance in the competition, have to take roundabout route, with other countries to contain and wait for the opponent make mistakes. Chinese assistance to Pakistan has been actively help the Heads of Pakistan’s missile development has long been a secret. Pakistan has long been a large number of Chinese weapons purchases. More importantly, Chinese investment in infrastructure in Pakistan, as well as China in the construction of Gwadar deep-water port, may be used in the future to establish a naval base. The intent of these reconstruction projects is obviously want the chain of military bases around the Indian Ocean region, together with a strong anchor of transport infrastructure, built entirely by Chinese control of strategic roads, curb India in this region. Additional supply of 50 Chinese JF-17 fighter of course, in line with this strategic vision.
Pakistan from 2007 onwards from China have been 30 JF-17 fighter, which is very important for the Pakistan Air Force. Although the number of large Pakistan Air Force, but the equipment is relatively backward, most aircraft have a serious old, 60-70 years of the last century, both products, such as the French “Mirage III”, there are technically behind the product, such as China’s F-7. Such features can not be compared and the Indian Air Force, which has a large modern 4th generation fighters such as MiG-29, Su-30MKI, “Mirage 2000″ and so on. Pakistan Air Force had only 40 advanced fighters in the United States, the mid-1980s, the supply of F-16A/B block 15, and last year just to get two more modern F-16 C/D block 52 + flight team. If we get 50 from the modernization of Chinese JF-17, then the Pakistan air force will significantly increase. Although the United States is also Pakistan’s traditional military and political partner, but recently the leaders of the Obama administration and Pakistan’s relations deteriorated sharply, Pakistan may also get U.S. military aid, thus significantly strengthening its relations with China can be said is U.S. disappointed with a response.
Russian media said, in addition, a large number of supplies to Pakistan, China JF-17 fighter will be involved in Russia’s interests. As we all know, JF-17 was originally designed to use the Russian RD-93 engines, the modified RD-33 product is the heart of the MiG-29 fighters, the Chinese version of the JF-17 is the FC-1 “Fierce Dragon”, you should assemble WS- 13 engine. But the engine manufacturing industry is a huge area basis, China in materials science, metallurgy, metal processing and other specialty faces many challenges. In short, the export-oriented export the JF-17 Russian-made engine severely constrained by the supply, which is now Russia to stop China’s primary means of selling these aircraft, because it has become a direct competitor to the Russian MiG-29. In contrast, Russia has long allowed the licensed production in India 3 Department of RD-33 engines for conversion of about 70 Indian Air Force MiG -29B/UB fighters. (Compiled: Shu-shan)