Islamabad: The Pakistan Air Force on Friday announced it was conducting a joint exercise codenamed Shaheen-1 with the Chinese Air Force.
The exercise is aimed at sharing mutual experiences, honing professional skills and accruing maximum benefits from the expertise of the two air forces, said a statement issued by the PAF.
A contingent of the Chinese Air Force comprising combat jets, pilots and technicians had arrived at an operational base of the PAF for the exercise.
This is the first time that a contingent of the Chinese Air Force has deployed in Pakistan for an operational exercise.
The exercise coincides with the celebration of 2011 as the "Year of Pakistan-China Friendship".