The attempt of Korean media to defame Indian fighter jet Tejas brutally failed and backfired at them when they tried to cross their limit.
As Malaysian Air force team is coming India at the end of this month. They will see live performance of Tejas and report their higher official.
The debate regarding the cancellation of Tejas posted by Korean newspaper were fake and it has been removed from all social media platform. Malaysian Air force denied report on cancellation of Tejas from their RFI list. They said it as fake and a propaganda stunt.
Even Korean Air force denied such report so we can say that this report was published to defame Indian Tejas but it boosted the the chances of selection of Tejas.
According to The Korea Times, Malaysian officials have confirmed that the Pakistani jet is competing with its South Korean counterpart for the requirement.
“Despite interest from a diverse group of manufacturers, the FA-50 and JF-17 are the finalists,” an unnamed official told the Korean newspaper.
Interestingly, it was reported earlier that Kuala Lumpur is additionally eyeing India’s indigenously-developed LCA Tejas Mk-1A. Reportedly, a Malaysian team would also be visiting India in the next two months to have a tour of the Tejas production facilities.
The LCA Tejas Mk-1A and JF-17 ‘Thunder’ have generated an interesting debate among military enthusiasts and defense experts worldwide.
However, diplomatic hurdles including the not-so-cordial ties between India and Malaysia have made it difficult for Tejas to make it through the Malaysian competition.
The main contenders include China-Pakistan’s JF-17, South Korea’s T-50 Golden Eagle, Russian YAK-130, BAE Systems’ armed Hawk, Tejas Mk-1A, and the Swedish Gripen.