joint Air Exercise these days in Pakistan code-named “Shaheen-1”.
For the purpose, a contingent of Chinese PLA Air Force comprising combat
aircraft, pilots and technicians have arrived at an operational Base of
The exercise has been designed to share mutual experiences, hone
professional skills and accrue maximum benefits from the expertise of
the two Air Forces.
Pakistan and China have historically enjoyed strong bilateral friendly
relations. This is the first time ever that a contingent of Chinese Air
Force has been participating in an operational exercise in Pakistan.
This visit coincides with the celebration of year 2011 as the “Year of Pakistan-China Friendship”.