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China confirms: Our military exercises with Pakistan Air Force are routine

China has dismissed concerns over its ongoing exercises with the Pakistan Air Force, saying it is only routine exercises.
Shen Jink, spokesman for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, said in an official statement on Thursday that he was surprised by the uproar raised by some countries over the exercises and advised them to take advantage of their repetition.
Such maneuvers were normal for international practice, as States always sought to train their military forces in hostilities to improve their capabilities to protect their national security and interests.
The joint China-Pakistan air exercises were launched on September 7 under the name Shaheen-6 and have been described as part of military exchanges between the two countries’ air forces.
China sent J-11 fighter jets, J-7 grenade launchers, KJ-200 AWACS, surface-to-air missiles and radar to China’s maneuver zone, involving ground forces and missile weapons, the Air Force said in an official statement at the time. Sea.
Pakistan has sent JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft to join the exercises, which will last until Sept. 27.
The spokesman said in his statement that the construction of air forces to the highest international levels should be done by learning from the experiences of armies in different countries of the world and improve the capabilities of the troops to be able to accomplish multiple tasks, vowing to increase the Chinese air force from international exchanges and enhance its combat effectiveness.
According to China’s official Xinhua news agency, the first joint air drill was conducted between the two countries in Pakistan in 2011


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