PAF, PLAAF joint exercise Shaheen-VI concludes in China

ISLAMABAD: The joint international air exercise ‘Shaheen-VI’ conducted by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) culminated at Korla Air Base of China on Wednesday.

Air Vice Marshal Haseeb Paracha, Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command was the chief guest at the closing ceremony, said a statement issued here by the media department of PAF. Lt Gen Zhan Shunhou, Air Commander of Western Theater Command, PLAAF was also present on the occasion.

A PAF delegation witnessed the exercise on the last day and participated in the closing ceremony along with high-ranking Chinese officials.

In the three weeks duration’s air exercise, PAF and PLAAF contingents participated with modern fighter jets and support elements. During the exercise, Air Vice Marshal Haseeb Paracha also flew a mission in a J-11 fighter aircraft of PLAAF.

The exercise would further strengthen the working relationship between both the Air Forces. The PAF regularly undertakes similar operational exercises both inland and abroad to remain abreast of the modern air warfare mechanics and share experiences among air and ground crew.