Graduates from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Iran and South Africa also awarded degrees
Karachi—Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force has said that our training institutions have been contributing immensely to prepare PAF personnel to cope up with future challenges in a confident and professional manner. The Air Chief expressed these views while presiding over a Convocation ceremony of No 29 Air War Course held here at PAF Air War College, Faisal.
A PAF statement said that the CAS congratulated the graduating officers on successful completion of the course and expressed confidence that the knowledge and skills acquired at the Air War College would assist the participants to effectively contribute towards the requirements of National Security. The Air Chief said ‘Pakistan Air Forces places highest premium on quality training which is inevitable for achieving excellence-one of the core values of PAF.
He further said ‘as senior military professionals, you must remain abreast of the contemporary geo-political and strategic environment; which not only has a deep impact on the overall security calculus, but its sound under-standing also facilitates better preparedness and timely response to emerging threats. Air War College has prepared you well to assimilate new ideas, trends, and innovation in domains of doctrine, strategy and air power employment alongside exposing you to important dimensions of cyber, media and space’.
Earlier, Air Vice Marshal Pirzada Kamaluddin Ahmed Siddiqui, Commandant Air War College, presented the course report. Beside officers from Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy, the graduates included officers from ten different friendly countries as well including Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa.
The ceremony was also attended by various high ranking civil and military officers and diplomats from different countries. PAF Air War College is the premier institution of Pakistan Air Force, where mid level officers of Pakistan Armed Forces and friendly countries are prepared for assumption of key Command and Staff appointments.—APP