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March 14, 2018

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Defence minister hails PAF’s role in Operation Zarb-e-Azb

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan visited an operational airbase of Pakistan Air Force Tuesday. On his arrival at the base, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, says a PAF press release.

The defence minister visited newly established Airpower Center of Excellence (ACE) and attended a briefing on the role and task of the ACE. Equipped with state of the art facilities and infrastructure, the ACE is a premier institution, which would train the combat crew of PAF as well as personnel of friendly air forces by conducting multinational training exercises.

The minister visited Combat Commanders School and JF-17 and interacted with the combat air and ground crew of the squadron. He appreciated PAF’s cutting edge capabilities and the high morale and thorough professionalism of its personnel.

He also lauded PAF’s leading role in operation Zarb-e-Azb which turned the tide. Talking at the occasion, air chief reiterated his resolve to provide in synergy with the armed forces an impregnable aerial defence of the country. He further added that Pakistan’s security and sovereignty had remained paramount and PAF would make all necessary measures to ensure the defence of its aerial frontiers.

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