PAF Ready To Meet All Challenges: PAF Air Chief

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman on Thursday
said that Pakistani forces are aware of prevailing situation and fully
prepared to meet all challenges.

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.