PAF JOINT AIR EXERCISE WITH PLAAF ‘SHAHEENII’ CULMINATES


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force contingent comprising combat Pilots and ground technical crew landed back at an operational Air Base on Monday after successful culmination of the joint Air Exercise “Shaheen-II”.

Earlier the closing ceremony was hosted by Lt Gen Zheng Qun Liang, Deputy Commander PLA Air Force. It was attended by Air Marshal Sohail Aman, Deputy Chief of Air Staff Operations and a team of high ranking PAF officials.

The exercise involved complex Air Operations for mutual learning as well as improving the coordination and interoperability of both Air Forces, said a statement of the PAF here Monday.

During the exercise, combat aircraft from PAF and PLAAF conducted joint operations to validate air warfare concepts in the contemporary operational and tactical environments.

Experiences gained during the exercise would contribute towards enhancement of operational capabilities and interoperability of both the Air Forces.

Shaheen-II commenced on 3rd September, 2013 with the deployment of PAF fighter aircraft and personnel in China.

It was for the first time in the history that a foreign Air Force conducted a joint exercise with PLAAF on Chinese soil and airspace. This in itself is reflective of the strong bond of friendship between China and Pakistan.

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