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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Mushaf Airbase Sargodha today. He was briefed about operational preparedness of Pakistan Air Force and its various other contributions, especially in the area of disaster management, relief operations, education and health. The Prime Minister appreciated the critical role Air Force has been playing towards guarding aerial frontiers of the country and fighting the menace of terrorism.

Pakistan, China air forces hold joint training exercises

Pakistan air force has dispatched jf-17 thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft to join Pak-China air forces joint ongoing training exercise 'Shaheen vi.'  According to the spokesman for people's liberation army air force Shen jinke, Chinese j-11 fighters, jh-7 fighter-bombers, kj-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces are taking part in the exercise.  The air forces of china and Pakistan began joint training exercises in china on Thursday, which will continue till 27th of this month.  The "Shaheen" joint training was launched by the Chinese and Pakistani air forces in March 2011.

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Analyst Live on Phone:

Brig (Retd) Aftab Afzal (Defense Analyst)

Pakistan Air Force is among the most professional forces in the world and it has played a commendable role in rooting out terrorists and their hideouts in the country. Air force is an important element of any nation’s power which has assumed new importance for national security. Now the Pakistan Air Force is fully equipped with modern technology and has the most talented pilots. The world has also acknowledged the achievements of Pakistan Air Force in war against terrorism as the jets have destroyed the hideouts of the terrorists in different areas.  

Topic: Pakistan renders matchless sacrifices in war on terror- China lauds Pakistan's contribution for int'l counter-terror cause

China has appreciated Pakistan's contribution for the international counter-terror cause. The appreciation was expressed by Political Bureau Member of Communist Party of China Central Committee Meng Jianzhu during a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Zhongnanhai Ziguangge. Meng Jianzhu said Pakistan and China should deepen anti-terror cooperation. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan is willing to keep close cooperation with China in combating terrorism.

Analyst live on Phone:

Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Khan (IR Expert)

The visit of our Foreign Minister to China took place in connection with two recent developments in the region. Firstly to have Chinese views over Donald Trump’s new South Asian policy and secondly to express concerns over some points to BRICS declaration. In my opinion the visit has achieved its target. China once against reiterated its full support to Pakistan in war against terrorism. This announcement must have discouraged the anti-Pakistan elements who were involved in anti-Pakistan propagandas.

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