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China and Pakistan launch Shaheen-5 joint air drill.

| 2016
World Defense & Security News - China & Pakistan
China and Pakistan launch Shaheen-5 joint air drill
China and Pakistan launched a joint air force exercise on April 9 in Pakistan, a military spokesperson announced. "Shaheen (Eagle)-5," the fifth such drill between the two countries, is taking place from April 9 to 30, Air Force spokesperson Shen Jinke said on Saturday.
China and Pakistan launch Shaheen 5 joint air drill 640 001PAF Mirage and F-7 fighter jets and PLAAF J-10 and JH-7 fighters alongside during Shaheen-II exercise 

Shaheen-4, which was staged in China last year, featured fighters, fighter bombers as well as airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.

According to Shen, joint military exercises and exchanges between Chinese and Pakistani air forces in recent years had effectively deepened cooperation between the two militaries.

He said the Chinese air force is willing to further expand exchanges and cooperation with the rest of the world and join hands with international peers to handle challenges and crises.


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