On Tuesday, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that the Chinese Military Aviation Technology was at par with contemporary requirements and had full capacity to meet the challenges of modern warfare.
He Chief of Air Staff expressed his views after flying an air superiority sortie in a Hi-Tech Chinese fighter aircraft during ongoing exercise Shaheen IX.
The Shaheen IX is a joint airforce exercise of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and the PAF. The joint Air Exercise Shaheen IX that commenced on Dec 09, 2020, has now entered its last phase.
The Air Chief said the outstanding air combat skills of PLAAF pilots are reflective of a robust and modern combat training program of PLAAF. He also said that in modern times competition in the air domain centres not only around mastery of technology but also on its artful application in both strategy and tactics.
Expressing his satisfaction over the conduct of the exercise, the Air Chief said that it was heartening to see the two Air Forces inter-operating across a wide spectrum of airpower employment options.
He added that Shaheen series of exercises will go a long way in enhancing the professional skills and operational preparedness of both the Air Forces in addition to developing a mutual understanding of each other’s combat skills and promoting interoperability.