Pakistan on Friday handed over three JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft to Nigeria in a ceremony held at Nigerian Airforce (NAF) base Makudri.
The aircraft were handed over by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra to NAF, Radio Pakistan reported.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Marshal Syed Noman Ali said, “Today’s event is not only a historical landmark for Pakistan’s JF-17 programme, but is also a reflection of the strong military cooperation and mutual trust between Nigeria and Pakistan.”
He assured that PAF and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex will continue to provide support to the Nigerian airforce in helping it meet its requirements.
Maj Gen (retd) Magashi expressed his gratitude to Pakistan and PAF for the bilateral cooperation and partnership for enhancing the capabilities of the Nigerian armed forces to meet growing security challenges.
“We are happy and excited on the addition of JF-17 fighter aircraft from Pakistan,” he remarked