Thursday, 27 February 2014

Air force combat ready for assigned missions: PAF chief



ISLAMABAD: In a week where Pakistan Air Force has pounded targets in the tribal areas along its western border, the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt on Thursday said that the military’s air advantage was maintaining combat readiness in pursuit of its assigned mission.

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Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt. PHOTO: FILE
ISLAMABAD: In a week where Pakistan Air Force has pounded targets in the tribal areas along its western border, the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt on Thursday said that the military’s air advantage was maintaining combat readiness in pursuit of its assigned mission.





“The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is committed to maintaining combat readiness in pursuit of the assigned mission while ensuring judicious use of resources and preservation of assets.” 
Addressing the PAF Annual Safety Review for the year 2013 at Air Headquarters, Islamabad on Thursday, the Air Chief said that there was complete synergy among the supervisors at Air Headquarters and the field commanders.
“The entire air force is training to conduct day and night operations,” he said.
The review was presided over by the Air Chief Marshal and was attended by principal staff officers, regional commanders and supervisors from the field.
The Annual Safety Review is a routine activity during which operational activities are reviewed.
The forum is also used to carry out an in depth study of the standards of flight and ground safety in PAF.
A PAF fighter aircraft crashed in Mandi Bahauddin last month killing both the pilot and the co-pilot, while in October last year a PAF helicopter crashed in Gujranwala injuring both the pilot and co-pilot.


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