The Pak-China Joint Air Exercise “Shaheen-VI”, commenced at Korla Air Base, China in the month of September 2017. PAF contingent comprising combat pilots, air defence controllers and technical ground crew participated in this bilateral exercise. JF-17 Thunder, Mirage, F-7PG and ZDK aircraft from Pakistan Air Force along with People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s J-8, J-11, JH-7 and KJ-200 AWACS aircraft took part in the air exercise. The exercise further strengthened the working relationship between both the Air Forces and helped in learning from each other’s experiences.
Pakistan Air Force emphasizes on the combat training of its air and ground crew and regularly undertakes air exercises with Air Forces of friendly countries. “Shaheen-VI” is the sixth in the series of joint air exercises with PLAAF, which is conducted each year in both countries on alternate basis. PLAAF contingent participated in “Shaheen-V” which was conducted in Pakistan last year.
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