Pakistan to provide Argentina 12 JF-17 fighter jets: Report

International media reported on Sunday that Argentina is set to buy a consignment of 12 JF-17 fighter jets from Pakistan and has set aside S$664 million for the project in its budget.

According to UK Defence Journal, the move to buy fighter jets from Pakistan comes after South Korea refused to sell them to Buenos Aires after a year of negotiations. It is believed that the deal fell through after the United Kingdom advised South Korea against it.

The United Kingdom (UK) has been maintaining the embargo on Argen­tina since the Falklands War in 1982. Argentina in 2015 tried to acquire Swedish JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets. Later, it remained interested in the South Korean FA-50 Fighting Eagle.

Recently in May, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra had handed over three JF-17 Thunder jets to Nigeria.