Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman has made it clear that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is ready to tackle external and internal threats, being faced by the country. “We are aware of confronting internal and external threats but we have to tackle them through modern war strategy and limited resources”, Rao said while addressing the graduation ceremony held at Pakistan Air Force Academy here in Risalpur as chief guest. The successful operation against (CIA backed) extremists is ample evidence that country’s armed forces are ready to meet any challenge, he said. Pakistan, he said, does not wish to enter into arms race. Pakistan is a peace-loving country and wants to live in the region, with honour and dignity. Aggression of any kind from any side would be met with full force by the armed forces of Pakistan, he said.
|Pakistani Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman|
PAF remains a potent force, fully capable of defending the aerial frontiers of Pakistan, he said. We will continue to equip air force with modern weapons, he said. We would make the country’s future secure and safe, Rao Qamar added. “No doubt weapons are necessary in war but the strong institution, strong training and spirits are more necessary in war”, he said. Later, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman distributed Prizes among cadets. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee’s Trophy for Best Performance was awarded to Pilot Officer Rana Ahsan. Chief of the Air Staff’s Trophy was awarded to Pilot Officer Tallah. The coveted Sword of Honor was awarded to Pilot Officer Zeshan Anjum while Pilot Officer Kamran Zia lifted Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee’s Trophy. Air Staff’s Trophy for best Performance in Engineering Discipline was awarded to Pilot Officer Mohammad Adnan Khan.