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Pakistan to boost air strike power with 50 enhanced fighter jets

Stealthier JF-17s built with China may dodge India's S-400 air defenses

A third generation of Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunders have been enhanced to outfox Indian air defenses.    © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Air Force expects next month to add 50 JF-17 fighter jets built jointly with China to replace old aircraft and upgrade capability against India's missile defense system.

According to Pakistani defense sources, a rollout ceremony was held in December and the new JF-17 jets will fly at the national day military parade on March 23.

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