Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Thursday said that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) would never be intimidated by stockpiling of weapons by the enemy.
According to a press release issued by the PAF’s media wing, ACM Mujahid visited an operational airbase and participated in an operational training mission of the new dual seat JF-17B Thunder aircraft.
“Being a seasoned F-16 pilot himself, the Air Chief had a first-hand assessment of operational capabilities of the indigenously manufactured dual-seat fighter aircraft,” the statement added.
Interacting with the air and ground crew, the Air Chief lauded the level of motivation and thorough professionalism of the personnel.
“The induction of the dual seat version and Block-3 variant of JF-17 Thunder would help in maintaining the cutting edge of the PAF,” he said, “PAF personnel are the proud custodians of the legacy of valiant air warriors of Pakistan, which was manifested during Operation Swift Retort, last year.”
The air chief further added that PAF, in synergy with its sister services, is ever ready to counter any threat to the sovereignty of our sacred motherland.
Earlier on his arrival at the base, the air chief was received by air officer commanding and base commander.