14th-Nation Air Exercise at operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force

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KARACHI: Promoting international military partnership and showcasing air power, the inaugural ceremony of the 14-nation international air exercise, Indus Shield-2023, was held at the operational air base of the Pakistan Air Force.

Air Vice Marshal of Pakistan Air Force Tariq Mahmood Ghazi, Air Officer Commanding, Central Air Command, was the chief guest on the occasion of this grand opening ceremony. Air Officer Commanding Central Air Command addressed the participants of the exercise on the new emerging dynamics of air warfare. highlighted the importance of international air exercises for achieving common objectives in the context of He also appreciated the efforts of the Air Power Center of Excellence for conducting this extensive exercise which will enhance the existing cooperation and partnership between the air forces participating in the exercise and the Allies.

He further said that the planning and execution of Exercise Indus Shield-2023 is in line with the vision of the Chief of the Pakistan Air Force.

He said that the common challenges of air defense can be effectively dealt with by developing technology for Pakistan Air Force, adapting its capabilities to innovation and using modern warfare strategies. Air Vice Marshal Tariq Mehmood Ghazi also highlighted that this exercise is an important step towards promoting cooperation and fraternal relations between the major air forces of the region. 14 air forces are participating including UAE, Egypt, Oman, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Morocco, Uzbekistan, China and Hungary. The exercise will not only provide a unique opportunity for the participating air forces to showcase their unmatched expertise and operational capabilities, but will also improve mutual understanding and promote cooperation between the participants.

This international air exercise is a sign of practicality and professionalism that will prove effective in showcasing the capabilities of the Pakistan Air Force in the region. In addition, realistic air combat scenarios and simulations of various military missions included in the exercise will provide air and ground crews with a better experience in testing various strategies for deploying bases during air combat.

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