外文标题：China admits its stealth fighter not a match to US F-35
BEIJING: China has denied its new stealth fighter J-31 could take down the US F-35 joint strike fighter, but admitted challenging the latter has always been its goal.
Lin Zuoming, the president of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) which manufactured J-31, denied in interview with CCTV that J-31 "should be able to take (the opponent model) down when it takes to the sky."
Lin said that he is "fully confident" the company's chief designer has taken "the opponent model" into consideration when the J-31 was designed.
The stealth fighter which was displayed in last month's air show at the Chinese city of Zhuhai created a lot buzz in the Chinese official media and Pakistan minister for defence production Rana Tanveer Hussain said Islamabad is in talks with the Beijing to acquire it for Pakistan Air Force.
上个月在珠海航展上展出的j31隐形战机在中国官方媒体上引起了激烈的讨论。巴基斯坦国防部长Rana Tanveer Hussain表示伊斯兰堡正在与北京就巴基斯坦空军采购这款战机进行谈判。
The J-31 fighter's chief designer, Sun Cong, said while J-31 has better performance than its US counterpart in some aspects, he admitted that it has some flaws.
"Basically the model has met our expectations," state-run Global Times quoted him as saying.
Abhishek Nair (Ernakulam)
Now Pakistan will try to buy this from china and India will try to buy the US one.
MUNISH ANAND (CANADA)
A good pilot is the winning edge.
Ishita S (Pune)
That's an unusual confession by China. They usually hide their weaknesses and indulge in browbeating.
aftab badri (Srinagar)
they can sell it to our enemies who around our country
Jitendra Yadav (Nerul - Navi Mumbai)
Where does our LCA Tejas stand amidst...can any one share the comparison please?
Klaus Hussain ()
Please chinese develop all these and dare america. You seem the only power who can challenge the American dominance in all over the world.
baba lalu (Jammu)
Even if it is inferior to the F-35, it will still be better than anything currently owned by the IAF. If PAF can fly it undetected even to say Amritsar, Jaipur, Srinagar or Ahmedabad that will be enough for them.
Sanca () replies to baba lalu
No they are not, the Su 30 MKI can take them down with ease no match. They have even won simulated air battles from the American F 35 and the Americans have admitted this.
And indian fighters no match to chinas.. So why are they even comparing themselves with america lol
nityas2005 NItyananda ()
Main point is how fast we develop the technology to detect and shoot down these Chinese make fighters , since very soon, they will get inducted into the Pak Air Force.
pradeepkandi pradeepkandi ()
Dont sell them to PAKistan
Manu (New Delhi)
Our country can't even manage to build public toilets, let alone fighter jets. What a joke.