Pakistani, Turkish air forces to conduct joint exercise

April 14th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, April 14 (Xinhua) The air forces of Pakistan and Turkey will conduct joint exercises this month, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said Monday. “The exercise would be conducted in Pakistan in April,” a PAF statement said.

“To benefit from the expertise and professional experiences of each other, PAF and the Turkish Air Force (TuAF) are conducting a ‘Joint Exercise Indus Viper-2008′ in Pakistan,” it said.

A contingent of TuAF fighter aircraft and personnel would undertake joint planning and execution of various combat missions, said the statement.

“The exercise will benefit both participants in honing their professional skills, and enhance existing relations and their air forces,” the statement said.

It said Pakistan and Turkey had a long history of military cooperation. PAF and TuAF had been successfully conducting joint exercises for many decades.

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