Shaheen VIII: Pakistan-China aerial exercise held in China’s Hotan City

Pakistan and China are conducting joint bilateral aerial exercise Shaheen VIII (Eagle VIII) in Chinese city of Holton, close to the Indian border near Ladakh. It was eight edition of this aerial exercise, which is conducted annually by India’s two neighbours since 2011.

About Shaheen VIII

The air to air war games as part of this exercise are aimed to develop mechanism for interoperability of both countries’ air forces. It is touted as means to enhance close relations between the all-weather allies. In this edition of exercise, Pakistan is participating with its JF-17 fighter aircraft while China is taking part with their J-10 and J-11 fighters.

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