Pakistan has signed a defence deal with China for four trainer aircraft for its armed forces.

China will provide the aircraft to the Pakistani Air Force (PAF) for 60m yuan ($8.78m) for anti-terror efforts, according to the Press Trust of India.

Pakistani Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar signed the deal with his Chinese counterpart Gen Liang Guangile in Islamabad on 24 May 2010.

Both countries have agreed to hold joint exercises between all three services of armed forces to promote interaction and ensure closer collaboration.