Pakistan Air Force gets a new Vice Chief of Staff

Published: August 7, 2014
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Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sohail Gul Khan. PHOTO: PAF

Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sohail Gul Khan. PHOTO: PAF

LAHORE: The government on Thursday appointed Air Marshal Sohail Gul Khan as Vice Chief of The Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.

Air Marshal Sohail Gul Khan was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force in 1979 in GD (P) Branch. He is a fighter pilot and a qualified flying instructor. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, UK Staff College and National Defence University.

His career has encompassed a wide range of operational, training, and command assignments. He holds Master’s Degree in Defence Studies from Kings College UK and a Master’s Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad.

During his career in the PAF, he has commanded a fighter wing, a combat commanders’ school, an operational air base and Regional Air Command. He has handled various important command and staff appointments including as the Director General Air Force Strategic Command, Air Officer Commanding Northern Air Command, Director General Logistic Joint Staff Headquarters, and Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra.

Among his awards, he is also a recipient of Tamga-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).

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Reader Comments (8)

  • safi ullah
    Aug 7, 2014 - 11:14PM

    The best person I see in Paf

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  • Waseem Nisar
    Aug 8, 2014 - 12:22AM

    Out standing Commander…..

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  • MAS
    Aug 8, 2014 - 12:50AM

    He is also a sword of honor holder and singed the largest export order for Pakistan airforce earlier this year

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/669942/pakistan-to-train-iraqi-air-force-provide-air-craft/

    need more people like him!

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  • Wing Commander
    Aug 8, 2014 - 7:27AM

    Wow, Salute to you Sir. Hope you Lead our Air Force to new heights….

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  • Shafaq
    Aug 8, 2014 - 8:48AM

    Fly HIGH………..Best of luck :)

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  • PAF Falcon
    Aug 8, 2014 - 3:06PM

    Outstanding Officer. Could be our Next Air Chief

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  • Viper Pilot
    Aug 8, 2014 - 7:46PM

    Congrats Sir Gee. Magnificent Officer of Magnificent Air Force.
    God Bless you and may bring you One more Step high.

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  • waseem raza
    Oct 7, 2014 - 3:03AM

    What a classic personality and inshallah will be next chief he deserve it

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