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China’s J-10 fighter jets mark 21st anniversary

March 25, 2019

China’s J-10 fighter jet celebrated its 21th birthday in spectacular fashion with six J-10s dazzling audiences at Pakistan’s national day parade on Saturday.

During the parade in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, the warplanes affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force completed a series of thrilling aerobatic maneuvers in single, double and six-plane formations, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Sunday.

Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory: Chinese J-10 fighter jet perform during the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2019. Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. AFP

During the 18-minute performance, the Chinese aircraft released trails of red, yellow, white and green plumes, representing the colors of the national flags of China and Pakistan, winning waves of applause from spectators at the venue with each maneuver, according to a statement the PLA Air Force released on Sunday.

A local broadcaster welcomed the J-10s as they appeared on camera and called the performance “beautiful,” in the Chinese language, CCTV reported.

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