PAF ready to tackle internal, external threats: Air Chief

F.P. Report

RISALPUR: Air Chief Marshall Sohail Aman on Friday said that Pakistan Air Force is poised to meet any of the internal and external challenges.

Addressing the 119th passing out parade of Combat Support Force held at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Asghar Khan Academy Risalpur, the Air Chief said that the force has a firm resolve to work in synergy with other two sister forces to root out the menace of terrorism from country as well as the region.

The Air Chief Marshal said that Pakistan and Kuwait have a long history of close cooperation and coordination both at government and Air Force level and the strong bond of fraternal ties between the two countries and their Air Forces would further strengthen in the years to come.

“Pakistan is a peace loving country and supports peace efforts in the world, the region and the Middle East,” he further added.

Speaking on the occasion, Commander of the Kuwaiti Air Force Major General Abdullah Al-Foudari – who was also the chief guest of the ceremony – has expressed the desire to further augment relations with Pakistan in different fields including the defense and security.

“Pakistan and Kuwait enjoy historic relations in different areas including the military training,” he said. The Commander Kuwait Air Force said that Kuwait and Pakistan enjoy strong brotherly relations spanning over decades.

Both countries support each other in a wide range of activities such as social, military training and industrial technology. He also thanked the Pakistan Air Force and especially the Air Chief for sincere efforts in the training of Kuwaiti pilots at PAF Academy.

Course was held at PAF Academy, Asghar Khan today. Major General Abdullah Yaqoob Al-Foudari, Commander Kuwait Air Force was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. On his arrival at the Academy, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.

A total of 52 aviation cadets including 12 Under Training Officers of Kuwait Air Force graduated at the occasion. The Chief Guest awarded branch insignia and trophies to the distinction holders. Trophy for Best Performance in 119 Combat Support Course was awarded to Aviation Cadet Rizwana Nasreen; while overall best performance trophy in Allied Under Training Officers was awarded to Pilot Officer Abdul Rehman Mubarak from Kuwait Air Force.

The Parade was followed by a thrilling performance by “Eaglets”- the Para Motor Glider team of the Academy. “Bravehearts and Sherdils”, the PAF Academy Aerobatics Teams also displayed an exhilarating aerial display at the occasion.

The ceremony was witnessed by high-ranking Military and Civil Officials, foreign dignitaries and a large number of guests of graduating cadets.