22 December, 2020: Air Chief Marshal Mujhahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force has said that Chinese Military Aviation Technology is at par with contemporary requirements and has full capacity to meet the challenges of modern warfare.
He was expressing his views after flying an air superiority sortie in a Hi-Tech Chinese fighter aircraft during ongoing exercise Shaheen IX. Lauding the professionalism of PLAAF pilots, the Air Chief said that the outstanding air combat skills of PLAAF pilots are reflective of robust and modern combat training program of PLAAF.
Expressing his satisfaction over the conduct of the exercise, the Air Chief said that it was heartening to see the two Air Forces inter-operating across a wide spectrum of airpower employment options.
He also said that in modern times competition in the air domain centers not only around mastery of technology, but also on its artful application in both strategy and tactics.
He added that Shaheen series of exercises will go a long way in enhancing the professional skills and operational preparedness of both the Air Forces in addition to developing mutual understanding of each other’s combat skills and promoting inter-operability.
It is pertinent to mention that the joint Air Exercise Shaheen IX that commenced on 09 Dec, 2020 has now entered its last phase.