Pakistan is nervous due to Rafal’s arrival. Due to this fear, he is trying to buy more than 30 J10 (CE) fighter jets and his missiles under emergency purchase from China. According to sources, in October, a team from Pakistan visited China and finalized the discussion of buying 50 J10 (CE) fighter jets. Out of these, 30 jets and missiles containing them are to be purchased immediately under emergency purchase.
Pakistan started discussing the purchase of the Chinese J10 in 2009, but after the talk of joint production of the JF17 jet started, it was put on hold. After the Rafale jet came to the Indian Air Force, Pakistan has started that discussion again. According to sources, a 13-member team of Pakistani officials went to China on October 22 to finalize the deal.
The J10 (CE) is the export version of the J10C of the Chinese Air Force and is believed to be of 4.5 generation. The J10 was inducted into the Chinese Air Force in 2006. It has PL10 and air-to-air PL15 missiles up to 250 km apart from improved radar (AESA). This single-engine fighter jet can carry up to 6000 kg of arms at a time. It can fit 11 missiles or bombs.