General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited an Operational Base of Pakistan Air Force today to witness Pak-China Joint Air Exercise “Shaheen-IX”.

Shaheen-IX is the 9th joint exercise in the series of joint exercises between Pakistan Air Force and China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force which started in 2011 and are held in Pakistan & China alternatively. COAS was received by Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.

Addressing the participants of exercise, Army Chief said, “The Joint Exercise will improve combat capacity of both Air Forces substantially and also enhance interoperability between them with greater strength and harmony.” COAS said that such joint training ventures are vital to increasing the combat readiness of both countries to face emerging geostrategic challenges.
While interacting with the base personnel, Army Chief lauded the professionalism and dedication of PAF and reiterated the importance of inter-services harmony & synergy for operational success. PAF’s cutting edge aside, what makes it Second to None is the high morale and thorough professionalism of its personnel, COAS concluded

Anas Mallick is an international journalist who has been working as a field reporter for 7+ years now. With a focus on diplomacy, militancy, and conflict, Mallick's expertise involve Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. He tweets at @AnasMallick


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