He was addressing to passing out parade of graduating and commissioning cadets and graduates from Flying, Aeronautical Engineering , air defence and general services at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Risalpur.
He said today we are living in uncertain times when nation faces many internal and external threats. In recent military operations against militants and criminals have undoubtedly proved that military in Pakistan has the capability and the will to full-fill its obligations.
Air Chief said “By the grace of Allah, Pakistan Air Force has inducted state-of-the-art weapon systems and its modernization drive is on track. He said “We do not want to accumulate huge inventory of weapons, our endeavor is to develop capabilities that are required to deter and defeat all internal and external threats and face all challenges that the nation confronts today, and in the foreseeable in future”.
Air Chief Rao Qamar Suleman congratulated the graduating cadets and their parents on successful completion of training at the academy and extended special compliments to the distinguished award winning cadets. Latter the Air Chief awarded the distinctive trophies to the award holders.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Trophy for being Best in Flying Training was awarded to Pilot Officer Rana Ahsan Ashfaq while CJCSC Trophy for being Best in Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Kamran Zia.
Chief of the Air Staff (COAS) Trophy in Flying was awarded to Piloy Officer Talha Sarwar whereas COAS Trophy in Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Muhammad Adnan Khan.
Pilot Officer Muhammad Zeshan received Sword of Hounor for being best all round performance in College of Flying Training and Pilot Officer Muhammad Adnan Khan was awarded Sword of Honor for being best all round performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering.
Aviation Cadets Muhammad Fahad and Muhammad Aitizaz lifted Trophy for overall best performance in the Air Defence Course and Trophy for Over All Best Performance in Admin & Special Duties Course respectively.
Significant event of the ceremony was colorful air display by “Sherdils Formation” of K-8 aircraft.