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Pakistan, China begin joint air drill

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan-China Joint International Air Exercise “Shaheen-V” kicked off on Thursday at an Operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

The contingent of People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), comprising combat Pilots, Air Defence Controllers and technical ground crew, is participating in this significant exercise.

The exercise will continue till April 30.

The exercise will help enhance close relations between the two countries in general and develop mechanism for inter-operability of both Air Forces in particular, said the PAF statement.

PAF emphasizes the combat training of its air and ground crew and regularly undertakes Air Exercises with Air Forces of friendly countries.

“Shaheen-V”, is the fifth in the series of Joint Air Exercises with PLAAF, which is conducted every year in both countries on alternate basis.

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