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China, Pakistan to hold joint air exercise

The PAF and PLAAF pilots during the Shaheen-1 wargames in 2011. A PAF photo

BEIJING (PTI): The Chinese and Pakistani air forces will hold a joint exercise next week in a region bordering Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The joint drill will be held during September 2-22 in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chinese Defence Ministry said Thursday.

The exercise, code-named Shaheen (Eagle)-2, is another cooperative project between the two air forces after the Shaheen-1 drill in Pakistan in March 2011, Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a briefing for the local media.

The drill between the two close allies is being held ahead of an India-China military exercise planned for November.

That exercise, codenamed Hand-in-Hand, is scheduled to be held in China's Chengdu Military Command area from November 4 to 14.

India and China are expected to field about 150 troops each for the exercise, which is likely to focus on anti-terrorism manoeuvres.

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