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China made Pakistani fighter jet JF-17 shown flying with tricolour ahead of I-Day

India TV News Desk New Delhi 13 Aug 2016, 10:23:08 AM IST
India TV News Desk

A video shot for Independence Day celebrations in Pakistan shocked many in the government after it featured China made fighter jet JF-17 flying with the tricolour.

 

The Culture Ministry’s one-minute long video, which was shared on Twitter and later removed, opened with an animated sequence of the two JF-17 flying jets.

A government source said it was an inadvertent mistake as the JF-17 looks similar to India's Tejas light combat aircraft and it is difficult for an ordinary citizen to know the difference between the two types of aircraft.

However, realising the mistake, it was removed promptly, the source added.

The JF-17 jet was jointly developed by Pakistan and China and both are promoting it big time to garner global supply orders.

Incidentally, Sri Lanka, which was in talks for the JF-17, has rejected the aircraft and is now eyeing Tejas.

Pakistan intends to make it the main stay of its fighter fleet.

In March 2011, Pakistan Navy had issued a full-page advertisement, which appeared in several Pakistani newspapers, featuring the Indian Navy's Delhi, Godavari and Talwar-class warships for the Aman-11 multi-national exercise.

(With inputs from PTI)