Mawlamyine, March (16)

The military council has asked a technical team of the Pakistan Air Force for help in repairing combat aircraft, reported an Indian newspaper, The Economic Times, on March 15.

The military council, according to The Economic Times, has requested a team of Pakistani specialists to service the JF-17 fighter jets.

The military regime purchased the JF-17 fighter jets from Pakistan, and they are currently being repaired because of some system issues.

The military council’s fighter jets have been subject to gunfire in recent fights and are currently undergoing maintenance, according to the air force’s CDMers.

According to CDM Sergeant, Zeya, the military council can speed up airstrikes once the combat aircraft have been repaired.

The military council is planning to hold the Armed Forces Day ceremony on March 27 not only in Nay Pyi Taw but also in some provinces, and before that date, the military council may step up air strikes to stabilize the situation on the ground, said CDM Sergeant, Zeya.

According to the Economic Times, the military council has invited a team of aircraft repair technicians from Pakistan as well as other experts to Myanmar to produce weapons and provide necessary assistance to the military.

Dr. Sai Kyi Zin Soe, a political analyst, said that Pakistan’s technical assistance has been around for a long time, but this program has a lot to do with future elections.

On the other hand, the military regime has increasingly used airstrikes in battles with ethnic armed organizations and the People’s Defense Forces (PDFs).

Last year, the military council conducted a series of air strikes in Konthar village in Shan State’s Namsan Township, Ananpa village in Kachin State’s Hpakan, Latyatkon village in Sagaing Region, and the PDF strongholds in Karen and Kayah States, resulting in mass killings.

The National Unity Government (NUG) reported that the military council had carried out at least 650 airstrikes in the two years since the military coup.

News-Than Lwin Times

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