Islamabad: Pakistan and China are holding a joint military exercise that would enable them to exchange information in real time. The Pakistan-China Joint Military Exercise, called YOUYI-IV, is aimed at mutual exchange of experience and information through a comprehensive training programme in real time. It commenced near Jhelum on Monday.

The joint exercise is spread over two weeks and is fourth in a series in which special forces from both sides took part.

A communique said it is a brigade level joint exercise between the two armies.

The first of the joint military exercises was held in 2004. So far three exercises have been conducted, including two in China and one in Pakistan. 

These exercises were mandated to boost existing professional relationship between the two friendly armies.