11 November 2022: Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was in attendance at the opening ceremony of the Bahrain Air Show in which “Pride of Pakistan” JF-17 Thunder aircraft also took part. A large number of delegations from different countries were also present at the occasion. The indigenously manufactured JF-17 fighter jet displayed alongside other aircraft and defense equipment at the event remained the star attraction of the show. While interacting with the Pakistan Air Force contingent, the Air Chief lauded PAF personnel’s performance in the airshow and said that their participation in the event was a matter of pride for the nation and appreciated their efforts in bringing laurels to the country. He also praised the PAF team for putting up a nice show at the mega event. Later on, he visited various stalls and met several high-ranking officials. Earlier in the day, PAF personnel briefed the eager crowd about the combat aircraft’s operational capabilities and sophisticated weaponry. The spectators were ecstatic to see the pride of Pakistan in their midst. Apart from the static display, the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex- manufactured JF-17 aircraft also presented an aerobatics performance. The excitement of the eagerly awaiting crowd was worth watching as the aircraft roared in the skies of Bahrain. The much-anticipated display was thoroughly enjoyed by the spectators and they fervently clapped as the fighter jet landed back at the airstrip. The participation of JF-17 Thunder aircraft in the airshow has proved to be an excellent opportunity to showcase its cutting-edge capabilities. It has also given an opportunity to the potential buyers to assess the fighter jet’s immense potential in the international market.
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