A new squadron has been added in the artillery of Pakistan Air Force(PAF), Express News reported.
According to PAF spokesperson, the addition consists of a multi-role squadron laced with JF-17 jets.
The new PAF jewel is named 28 multirole squadron and goes with the motto ‘Khudi ko jis ne falak se blund tar dekha hai’ (One which has seen its self above the skies).
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The inauguration ceremony for the squadron took place at PAF’s Base in Quetta where air chief Marshal Sohail Aman was present as the chief guest.
The base squad graced the PAF chief with guard of honor. While speaking at the event, Sohail Aman said that the peace-loving nation of Pakistan was well aware of the nefarious plots of its enemies.
“Our determination will remain unshaken” he said, “We aspire for regional peace’
Last month it was a landmark occasion for PAF as well as the whole nation, when the indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder shot down a slow speed target with BVR (Beyond Visual Range) and IR (Infrared) missile with a pin-point accuracy at Sonmiani firing range.
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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman witnessed the live demonstration, displaying PAF’s capability to successfully locate and destroy high/ slow speed moving targets by employing high-tech inventory of aircraft and missiles, said a PAF press release.
Addressing the ceremony, the air chief said, “We are thankful to Allah Almighty who has given us the strength to achieve this extraordinary milestone. The successful testing of these sophisticated weapons is a testimony of JF-17 Thunder’s multirole capabilities.”