06
January

YOUYI 5 Pak-China Joint Training Exercise

YOUYI 5 Pak-China Joint Training Exercise

Two week long joint training exercise YOUYI 5 between Special forces of China and Pakistan was held at Qingtongxia , Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.

 

The joint exercise as part of Year of Friendship 2015 focused on anti terrorist, hostage and rescue , cordon and search operations. The joint exercise was aimed at further strengthening already deep military ties between Pakistan and China.

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10
January

PAF JF-17 Thunder at China Air Show

PAF JF-17 Thunder at China Air Show

China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (namely Airshow China) features the display of real-size products, trade talks, technological exchange and flying display. It is a gateway for international aviation and aerospace enterprises to showcase the latest technology and products in the fast-growing Chinese market.

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force attended the opening ceremony of Zhuhai Air Show-2016. One JF-17 aircraft was put on static display during the show while the other aircraft performed the aerial display. Large number of professionals, aviation enthusiasts and representatives of aviation industry from China as well as from all across the world with more than hundred aircraft participated in the air show.

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08
February

Pakistan Hands Over Indian Soldier As Goodwill Gesture

Published in Hilal English
Pakistan Hands Over Indian Soldier As Goodwill Gesture
On January 21, 2017 Pakistan Army returned Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan, an Indian Army soldier, who was stationed in Indian Occupied Kashmir and had deserted his post at LOC due to his grievances of maltreatment against his commanders. He had willfully crossed LOC on September 29, 2016 and surrendered himself to Pakistan Army. As a gesture of goodwill and in continuation of Pakistan’s efforts to maintain peace and tranquility along LOC and WB, Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan was handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah Border on humanitarian grounds.

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08
February

“Soldiers of Pakistan Army are the best in the world”: COAS

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“Soldiers of Pakistan Army are the best in the world”: COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited Strike Corps at Multan Garrison on January 23, 2017. He laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e Shuhada and offered fatiha for the martyrs. Corps Commander Lt Gen Sarfraz Sattar briefed the COAS on operational preparedness and administration of troops. Later COAS addressed soldiers and officers at the garrison.

 

General Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the troops' participation in the ongoing counter terrorism operations in FATA and KP. He especially praised them for concurrently keeping themselves fully trained and prepared to thwart challenges of conventional war. The COAS said, “Soldiers of Pakistan Army are the best in the world. The Army is what its soldiers are. I am proud to be the commander of a brave and highly professional army.” He also said, “Our experience of counter terrorism operations has made us battle hardened which is a valued add-on in operational preparedness.” He directed officers and soldiers to keep themselves fully trained and abreast to defeat all types of threats. The soldiers freely interacted with COAS and expressed their pride and eagerness to selflessly serve the country and the nation. Earlier, on arrival at Multan, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Sarfraz Sattar, Commander Multan Corps.

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