Pakistan Observer

PAF ready to meet challenges: Air Chief

Exercise Saffron Bandit 2012-13 launched

Observer Reporter

Friday, October 26, 2012 - Islamabad—Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt has said that readiness and war preparedness, have attained enhanced significance, in today’s rapidly changing environment.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Exercise Saffron Bandit 2012-13.

Air Chief said “PAF is the most potent element of the state defence, and as always, has to maintain its posture, to thwart any threats to the motherland. “As all of you are aware, that while the traditional threats have not disappeared, new challenges with much uglier faces have surfaced, therefore besides evolving new and consolidating the established employment concepts, PAF has to keep the non traditional adversary in our sights as well”.

He said the exercise is aimed to enhance war preparedness of PAF combat elements by providing role oriented training in realistic but controlled environment.

“The environment will be created by integrating and synergizing all available and futuristic capabilities and weapon systems for practicing, evolving and validating current and modern tactical concepts in a near war like environment”, he said.“
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