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  • 24 Dec 2020
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China has recently asked India to “objectively” view the on-going month-long military exercises taking place between the Chinese and Pakistani air forces, amid increasing tensions with India.

Key Points

  • “Shaheen-IX” or Eagle-IX exercise, is an exercise between the Pakistan Air Force and the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
  • Shaheen-IX is the ninth in the series which is conducted each year in both countries on alternate basis.
  • The first such drill was held in Pakistan in 2011.
  • Other exercises between Pakistan and china:
    • Sea Guardians: Bilateral Naval exercise
  • India China exercises:
    • Hand In Hand: Bilateral Army exercise

Source: TH

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