Pak China Joint Air Exercise Shaheen IX being held at PAF base.
According to PAF Spokesperson, the exercise remains in progress at an operational air base.
Pak China Joint Air Exercise Shaheen IX being held
The People’s Liberation Army Air Force is participating in the exercise.
PLA contingent comprises of combat Pilots, Air Defence Controllers and technical ground crew.
Moreover, PAF statement noted Shaheen-IX as the ninth in the series of Joint Air Exercises.
Pakistan and China host this exercise each year on alternate basis.
Interestingly, the two neighboring countries enjoy matchless bilateral relations.
Notably, they call each other all weather and time tested friends.
China has made unmatched investment in Pakistan under CPEC.
Besides, China deems CPEC – China Pakistan Economic Corridor an important part of China’s BRI project.
However, these developments make U.S. and India uneasy and both don’t tolerate CPEC.
Moreover, Kashmir issue also brings China and Pakistan closer due to Indian illegal occupation.
Hence, military to military ties also become important for both Pakistan and China.