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Distinguished Visitors Day observed during military exercise ACES Meet 2021-2


Islamabad, 28 October 2021 (TDI): ‘Distinguished Visitors Day’ was observed during the multinational military exercise ACES Meet 2021-2, organized by Pakistan. It is a two-week-long exercise, commenced on 15 October. Pakistan Air Force and Turkish Air Force are participating in the exercise. While air forces of the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan are invited as observers.

According to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) media release, military dignitaries from tri-services of Pakistan and participating countries attended the ‘Distinguished Visitors Day’ at an operation base of PAF.

Distinguished guests witnessing the operations mission during exercise ACES Meet 2021-2 at PAF operational base.

The dignitaries lauded the vigilance and operational preparedness of the participating forces. They also commended the efficient conduct of the exercise.

The purpose of the exercise is to refine tactics, enhance interoperability and strengthen defense cooperation among participating air forces. The exercise involves employment of modern fighter jets and support from the air forces of Pakistan and Turkey.

Air Chief Marshal Address

Earlier, on 25 October, Air chief Marshal of Pakistan, Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu, reviewed the ongoing multinational exercise. He also addressed the exercise participants. He remarked that ACES Meet 2021-2 is a unique exercise that yields a vast experience of combat operations, whether counter-terrorism or composite flying domains. The Air Marshal said the existing global security dynamics and evolution in air forces necessitates an enhanced partnership between Pakistan Air Force and Turkish. He further added, with every passing year, relations between Pakistan and Turkey are strengthening.

It is pertinent to note that Pakistan Air Force regularly organizes multinational military exercises. The goal of such exercises is to forge defense cooperation with other countries and remain abreast of challenges. These exercise also enable participating countries to  chalk out response strategies in a threat environment.

Keeping this in view, Pakistan Air Force conducted ACES Meet 2021-1. Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) participated in the exercise. While Bahrain, Egypt, and Jordan air forces acted as observers for the drill.



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