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.
Pakistan Navy Conducts Firepower Demonstration in North Arabian Sea
In an impressive demonstration, the frontline combat unit of Pakistan Navy undertook live missile firing in the North Arabian Sea. Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff witnessed the live missile firing onboard ship. Surface-to-surface anti-ship missile was launched from Sword Class frigate PNS Aslat. The missile successfully destroyed its intended target with pinpoint accuracy, reaffirming the weapon’s lethality and offensive punch of Pakistan Navy’s fleet.
Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah expressed his complete satisfaction over the operational readiness of Pakistan Navy's fleet. The Naval Chief stated, “Live missile firing reaffirms credibility of deterrence at sea and reassures Pakistan Navy’s commitment to safeguard the country's maritime frontiers against all threats.”
The successful conduct of missile firing by Pakistan Navy is reflective of a high state of readiness and professionalism. It also demonstrates the efficacy and lethality of modern weapon systems operated by Pakistan Navy.
Pakistan Army cricket team toured Australia to play a bilateral cricket series against their counterpart and other services teams. Though primary objective of the tour was to further cement good relations between the two armies, which remained a focus for all team members, but display of good cricketing skills by Pakistan Army team, especially in Australian environment remained an area of focus. Pakistan Army cricket team not only won bilateral T-20 series against Australian Army, 3-0, but also whitewashed one day and T-20 championships against the three Australian services teams. Australian Army Chief also witnessed one day match played between both Army teams. Australian Army team although charged up with his presence put up a better show, but failed to make any difference.
Pakistani diaspora who came to witness the matches felt great pleasure on this achievement. It may be mentioned that Pakistan Army cricket team was invited to play against services teams for the first time. Only New Zealand, England and South African Army teams shared cricket turf with services teams before Pakistan.