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China delivers eight jet trainers to Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 17, IRNA - China on Friday delivered eight jet trainers to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in a ceremony at a base, the PAF said.

Karakoram K-8P basic/advanced jet trainer aircraft is jointly developed by Pakistan and China, a PAF statement said.

The Aircraft is an advanced jet trainer already being used at PAF Academy Risalpur for Basic and Advanced jet aircraft flying training for PAF fighter pilots.

Risalpur is a town, some 50 kilometers from Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province.

K-8P Aircraft since its induction at PAF Academy Risalpur has not only enhanced the basic jet training of PAF pilots but has also provided a potent platform for their smooth transition to more challenging fourth generation fighter aircraft in PAF inventory.

"It is a sign of Pak-China friendship, which has stood the test of time and grown stronger", the statement said.

Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) was the Chief Guest on the occasion, who accepted these aircraft on behalf of the Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force from the Chinese delegation.

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