Shaheen IX drill will improve combat capacity of Pak China Air Forces, said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday.
He expressed these views during his visit to an Operational Base of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to witness Pak-China Joint Air Exercise “Shaheen-IX.”
Shaheen IX drill will improve combat capacity of Pak China Air Forces
According to Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar, Chief of the Air Staff, PAF Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan received the COAS.
General Bajwa said Shaheen-IX Joint Exercise would improve combat capacity of both Pakistan and Chinese Air Forces substantially.
Furthermore, he said it would also enhance interoperability between them with greater strength and harmony.
He noted the Shaheen-IX as 9th in the series of joint exercises between PAF and People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
Pakistan Army Chief said it began in 2011 and held in Pakistan and China on alternate basis.
While addressing the participants of exercise, he underlined such joint training ventures as vital to increase combat readiness of both countries to face emerging geo-strategic challenges.
Professionalism and dedication of PAF
Meanwhile, Army Chief also interacted with the base personnel.
Moreover, General Bajwa lauded the professionalism and dedication of PAF.
He reiterated the importance of inter- services harmony and synergy for operational success.
Notably, he praised PAF’s cutting edge aside, what makes it second to none is the high morale and thorough professionalism of its personnel.