Pakistan, Turkey wrap up air exercises

Islamabad, March 18: Pakistan and Turkey have concluded air exercises aimed at excelling in the air combat capability, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said.

The International Air Exercise Indus Viper-II conducted between PAF and Turkish Air Force (TuAF) concluded at an operational air base of Pakistan, the PAF spokesman said Sunday.

The Turkish Air Force contingent comprising five F-16s C&D, combat pilots and ground technical crew, participated in the air exercises conducted from March 4 to 16, reported Xinhua.

“Pakistan Air Force emphasizes on the combat training of its air and ground crew and regularly undertakes air exercises with allied air forces,” the spokesman said in a statement.

Air Exercise Indus Viper II provided an opportunity to combat crew of both the air forces to acquaint themselves with applied tactics of air power in near real scenario, he said.

He added the PAF has been participating in a number of international air exercises with some of the best air forces of the world, including United States Air Force (USAF), Italian Air Force, Turkish Air Force (TuAF) and air forces of other allied countries.

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