Islamabad: Pakistan Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Wednesday said Pakistan has made all forward operating bases of its Air Force operational in response of threats from Indian air chief.
He made the statement during his visit to the forward airbases at Siachan, where fighter jet squadrons held war exercises.
The PAF jets flew near Siachin during the exercises as it showed expertise and readiness for war on short notice.
The Air Chief also took part in the exercise and flew Meraj fighting himself.
India Air Chief B.S. Dhanoa, in a personnel letter signed on march 30, had asked his 12,000 officers to be prepared for operations at very short notice.
Speaking to the media at Qadri airbase in Skardu following witnessing the exercises, Sohail Aman said no situation is difficult for the PAF. “The nation should not worry about the enemys statements,” he said, adding, We are peace loving people but are ready to face all kinds of challenges.
Air Chief Sohail Aman emphatically stated that Pakistan will give a befitting response to any misadventure from the enemy.
Our response to any Indian aggression will be remembered by their coming generations, he stated.
Terming the JF-17 fighter jet as the pride of Pakistan, he said its most significant aspect is that it is made in Pakistan.
He said PAF is fully prepared and capable to defend the frontiers of the country.
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