Shaheen VIII

  1. Pakistan and China are conducting joint bilateral aerial exercise named Shaheen VIII.
  2. The exercise is being conducted at Chinese city of Holton which is close to the Indian border near Ladakh.
  3. This is the eight edition of this aerial exercise which is conducted annually by both the countries.
  4. The exercise is aimed at developing a mechanism for interoperability of both countries air forces.It is also touted as a means to enhance close relations between both countries.
  5. In this edition of exercise,Pakistan is participating with its JF-17 fighter aircraft while China is taking part with their J-10 and J-11 fighters.