PAF: (Air Chief leaves for china on an official visit)

ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force left for China on an official visit on Sunday.

During his visit to China, he will hold meetings with high ranking civil and defence officials of China including Commander Peoples Liberation Army and Air Force (PLAAF), President AVIC (Aviation Industry of China), President CATIC (China National Areo-Technology import and Export Corporation) and President CEIEC (China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation) etc, says a press statement issued here on Sunday.

During the visit, the Air Chief will also visit the manufacturing facilities of JF-17 Thunder which is jointly co-developed by (PAF & CATIC), and co-produced by PAC (Pakistan Aeronautical Complex) and CATIC (China Aero-technology Import Export Corporation).

The visit will primarily focus on JF17 Thunder programme and enhancing its capabilities to make it at par with the latest lethal and sophisticated aircraft of the world.

The visit would not only strengthen the existing friendly relations between the two air forces but also take it to further heights between the two countries.