Pak-China joint air exercise will improve combat capacity of both forces: COAS Qamar Bajwa
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited an Operational Base of Pakistan Air Force to witness Pak-China Joint Air Exercise 'Shaheen-IX' on Friday.
Shaheen-IX is 9th in the series of joint exercises between PAF and PLAAF which started in 2011 and are held in Pakistan and China on alternate basis. Upon his arrival at the base, COAS Qamar Bajwa was received by Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.
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.”
The COAS said that such joint training ventures are vital to increase combat readiness of both countries to face emerging geo-strategic challenges.
While interacting with the base personnel, Army Chief lauded the professionalism and dedication of the PAF and reiterated the importance of inter-services harmony and 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," the COAS concluded.