The government of Iraq is about to enter into a big defence agreement with Pakistan.
The largest arrangement of its type between the two nations will see them purchase 12 JF-17 Thunder Block III fighter planes.
The $664 million budget for the purchase of these fighter jets has been authorised by the Iraqi government.
This indicates that Iraq is spending a substantial sum of money to improve its military prowess.
Earlier, the defence minister of Iraq acknowledged in an interview that his country intends to buy fighter jets and drones from Pakistan.
This declaration reaffirms the Iraqi government’s plans to strengthen its armed forces.
Known for its advanced features and capabilities, the JF-17 Thunder Block III is a multirole fighter jet designed to perform various roles in combat situations.