SARGODHA: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt has said his force has already undertaken a major appraisal of its assets, developmental plans and operational doctrine to meet challenges in facing an adversary.
“Notwithstanding the importance of quality military hardware; the competence to squarely face an adversary comes through passionate and aggressive frame of mind along with realistic and persistent training,” the Air Chief told graduation ceremony of 43rd Combat Commanders’ Course held at the Pakistan Air Force Base Mushaf on Monday.
“Nature of aerial warfare continues to rise in complexity under a time compressed scenario. In our peculiar environment, any future conflict would entail airpower employment with all its speed, might, lethality, modern capabilities and concepts,” the air chief said as he advised the graduating officers to continue to strive for excellence in their upcoming assignments as core professionals.
“Additionally, you must also learn more about the nature of threats and continue to orchestrate tactics for maintaining PAF’s traditional professional dominance over its adversaries,” he said. The chief guest awarded certificates and trophies to the graduating officers who underwent a strenuous and professionally demanding course. The Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for the best Combat Commander was awarded to Squadron Leader Asad Khan while Air Officer Commanding Air Defence Command Trophy for best Combat Controller was awarded to Squadron Leader Raffat Masood. The ceremony was attended by principal staff officers and field commanders of Pakistan Air Force.
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