NIGERIA INDUCTS 3 JF-17 AIRCRAFT
On 21 May 2021, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra, formally handed over 03 JF-17 Thunder aircraft to Nigerian Air Force, during a graceful ceremony held at Nigerian Air Force Base, Makudri to mark the 57th anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force. Minister of Defence of Nigeria Maj Gen (Rtd) Bashir Magashi was the Guest of Honour representing the President, at the occasion, whereas Air Marshal Syed Noman Ali, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was invited to attend the ceremony as a special guest of the Nigerian Air Force. Expressing his views at the occasion, Air Marshal Syed Noman Ali said that today’s event was not only a historical landmark for Pakistan’s JF-17 program but was also a reflection of strong military cooperation and mutual trust between Nigeria and Pakistan. He further said that the JF-17 aircraft with its unique fighting capabilities would prove to be a potent platform in addressing the security requirements of Nigeria. He also assured that Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex would continue to provide all-out support to Nigerian Air Force in meeting all its requirements.