Pak-China air forces’ drills underway in China


Islamabad, Sept 24 (TNS): The ongoing joint training exercise Shaheen-VI between Pakistan Air Force and People’s Liberation Army Air Force is going on successfully at Korla Air Base in China, state media reported on Sunday.

JF-17 Thunder, Mirage, F-7PG and ZDK aircraft from PAF along with PLA Air Force J-8, J-11, JH-7 and KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces including surface-to-air missile and radar troops are taking part in the exercise. The exercise will be concluded on Wednesday.

During the exercise, the Chinese and Pakistani air forces demonstrated mutual trust by sitting in the same fighters.

Spokesperson for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said that Chinese Navy’s aviation troops also participated in the training.

He said we need to learn from foreign armies and improve our capability to complete multiple tasks to build a world-class air force.

The exercise will further strengthen the working relationship between both the Air Forces and help in learning from each other experiences.