Pakistan Air Force conducts air exercises in China and Egypt -
Pakistan Air Force conducts air exercises in China and Egypt
Posted 16 Sep 2023 05:26 PM

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The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has conducted two large-scale air exercises, one in China and one in Egypt, claiming it is a "significant milestone" in its journey to a "massive air force".

The flagships of PAF J-10 C and JF-17 fighter jets, fighter pilots, air defense commanders, and technical ground crews are actively participating in the bilateral air exercise Shaheen-X organized by the People's Liberation Army Air Force. , as well as in the Bright Star air exercise held in Egypt, the Dunya News channel reported on Friday.
The annual China-Pakistan Air Force bilateral exercise "Shaheen (Eagle) - X" takes place in Jiuquan and Yinchuan in northwest China. The exercise, which began last week in August, will continue until mid-September.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and PAF have been conducting joint exercises in Shaheen since 2011, which are hosted by both countries in turn, reported.

Quoting a PAF statement, a Dunya News report said, "Participation of these fighter jets in Exercise Shaheen-X marks a major milestone in PAF's journey towards a technologically advanced and formidable air force."

Exercise Shaheen-X in China and Air Exercise Bright Star in Egypt provide valuable opportunities for the PAF to leverage its operational experience and exchange information with esteemed counterparts around the world, he said. Meanwhile, the 2023 annual Bright Start exercise has concluded at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Hammam, Egypt.

800 fighters from 19 countries took part in Bright Star 2023, a joint Egyptian-US exercise, the Egyptian armed forces announced earlier this month.
Pakistan was one of the countries that participated in the exercise, which was held on the northern coast of Egypt and at other naval and air bases across Egypt.
The others were India, Saudi Arabia, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Jordan, Great Britain, Greece and Cyprus.

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