Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa witnessed the ongoing Pak-China International Air Exercise Shaheen-VII at an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Karachi on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
While interacting with combat crew, the army chief lauded the professionalism of participants of exercise and appreciated the efforts of PAF and People’s Liberation Army Air Force in conducting international air exercise in a befitting manner.
On his arrival, the COAS was received by Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.
While highlighting the exemplary relations between Islamabad and Beijing, Gen Qamar said that the exercise would further strengthen and promote the friendship, and cooperation between the two great nations as well as armed forces of both countries.
The exercise is seventh in the series of Shaheen exercises and is conducted each year on alternate basis.
On December 8, a special forces contingent of People’s Liberation Army China had arrived to the country to take part in Pak-China joint military exercise.
Troops of Special Service Group from both armies are participating in the three-week long exercise.