ISLAMABAD, Dec 21 (APP):Pak-China Joint International Air Exercise ‘Shaheen-VII’ Friday concluded at an
Operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
To mark the conclusion this exercise, an august culmination
ceremony was held, where Air Marshal Muhammad Haseeb Paracha, Deputy Chief of
the Air Staff (Operations) was the chief guest, a PAF press release said.
Major General Chen Wenrong, Defence Attaché from Embassy of
Peoples Republic of China was also present at the occasion.
The high-ranking officials of both the countries were given
a comprehensive debrief on the exercise.
Air Marshal Muhammad Haseeb
Paracha highlighted the significance of the joint venture and appreciated
the personnel of both air forces for the smooth conduct of
exercise.
Major General Chen Wenrong, in his address thanked the PAF high
command for offering traditional hospitality and providing the opportunity to
learn from each other experiences.
Earlier, the distinguished visitors day was also celebrated to
mark the culmination of the joint exercise.
PAF war veterans, PLAAF
officials, diplomats from Chinese Embassy, retired and senior serving officers
also attended the ceremony.
The distinguished guests visited the exercise
Monitoring Cell to witness the conduct of the exercise. Later on, the guests
witnessed the launched missions of PAF and PLAAF’s participating fighter
Jets and support elements.
The main objective of the exercise was to
maximize the combat readiness of the air forces by providing a realistic
training environment in different air combat scenarios.
PAF has been participating in foreign exercises with leading and friendly air
forces of the world.
These exercises have helped in giving invaluable
experience to the PAF combat crew besides enhancing their professional
competence.