China, Pakistan deepen air force cooperation


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URUMQI: The Chinese and Pakistani air forces have demonstrated mutual trust by sitting in the same fighters in military exercises.

In the ongoing joint drills named “Shaheen VI” from Sept. 7 to 27, air force personnel cooperated in planning and implementing strategies, as well as learning operational concepts and tactics from each other.

The previous drills only provided experience of sitting in the same fighter instead of cooperating in fighting.

Li Wengang, head of China-Pakistan joint training command office, said that sitting in the same aircraft to fight was a reflection of the deep mutual trust between the two countries and their militaries.

Chen Lei, a leader of a Chinese pilot team, said that the drill improved trainees’ skills and friendship, adding that individuals from both sides have become “buddies” after more than 10 days’ training.—APP