PAF and Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force held joint exercise near Indian border
BEIJING/ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and the People’s Liberation Army Air Force started a joint drill at Bholari sector near Sindh, the area close to India’s Gujarat border.
Both time-tested and all-weather friends kicked off these drills amid the Covid-19 pandemic that reflects the profound friendship between the two nations.
Earlier on Monday, a batch of Chinese air force soldiers left for Pakistan for a joint air force training, this development comes a week after the Chinese Defense Minister's visit to the country.
The Chinese defense ministry announced the joint air force training named as ‘Shaheen-IX,’ which would last until the end of December.
This is the ninth time the two air forces have held the “Shaheen” joint training. The first training was held in March 2011.
Satellite imagery expert, DETRESFA, tweeted on Monday that a “#China AirForce (PLAAF) Y20 Heavy lift plane was spotted descending into #Pakistan near Bholari Airbase, along with it was spotted another unknown aircraft (suspected PLAAF) following the same route Aircraft are suspected to be in support of a joint exercise”