Falcon Talon: USAF advanced fighter jets landed in Pakistan for massive joint Air Exercise
KARACHI – The United States air force (USAF) advanced fighter jets have arrived in Pakistan for a massive joint air exercise, it has been revealed.
As per media report, USAF has sent its fighter aircraft to Pakistan for the massive joint exercises under the designation Falcon Talon-III, Daily Pakistan learnt on Tuesday.
The air exercises are set to take place at PAF Base Shahbaz, which is located at Jacobabad, Sindh. It is a military base operated by the Pakistan Air Force as well as a civilian airport.
The joint exercises come only a day after senior US Senator Lindsey Graham urged President Donald Trump to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, as intense contacts between the two countries continue over negotiations to end the 17-year war with the Taliban in neighbouring Afghanistan.
Graham spoke to reporters in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Sunday, capping off days of meetings that saw the top US envoy on Afghan reconciliation and its commander of military forces in the region also visit the South Asian country.
“I’ve seen things change here and all in a positive direction,” said Graham, a senior member of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee who has visited Pakistan dozens of times in recent years.
Khan, who came to power after a general election last year, has long stated his support for a peace agreement in Afghanistan to end hostilities there.
Trump would be “far more enthusiastic about the region than he is today” if he met Khan, said Graham, who held talks with the prime minister earlier on Sunday.
“With Prime Minister Khan we have a unique opportunity to change our relationship,” he said.