China cleansing on maneuvers with Pakistani Air Force

China has defended its ongoing joint exercises with the Pakistan Air Force. China says that this exercise is not against any third country and India should look at it impartially. The Pakistani and Chinese Air Forces are conducting joint exercises in Sindh.

The exercise called Shaheen-Nau, which began in the second month of December, will last till the end of this month. The maneuver is taking place after China's Defense Minister Wei Fengé's recent visit to Pakistan.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the two countries during the visit of Feng but did not give detailed 'information' from either side. The purpose of this exercise is to convey a message to New Delhi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the exercise is part of the regular system.

He said that there remained friendly exchanges and cooperation between China and Pakistan as perennial strategic cooperation partners in the fields of politics, economic, military, and security. The spokesman said, 'We are committed to jointly maintaining regional peace and stability.