Beijing-China and Pakistan have planned a packed schedule of military exchanges for this year, marking the 60th anniversary of establishment of their diplomatic relations. This will include two Chinese naval visits to the Pakistani port city of Karachi in August and October and two joint military exercises, said General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman of Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, in an interview. In addition to the two bilateral army and air force exercises, the two countries will also participate in a multinational naval drill next month.
“Another joint counter-terrorism exercise is set to be held in Pakistan next year,” General Wynne said in an interview published in China Daily Monday, adding the two countries are working to make it an annual event. A similar drill, led by General Wynne, was conducted in northwestern China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region last year.