Army chief visits PAF Base Mushaf, flies in F-16 aircraft


army chief COAS PAF F-16 F-16 aircraft Pakistan air force jf-17 Chief of Army staff Gen qamar Javed bajwa
02 Dec, 2019 8:50 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Mushaf Base in Sargodha and flies in F-16 aircraft on Monday.

According to the press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief was received by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, who has also commanded Mushaf Base, tradition shared by many illustrious names of PAF.

 army chief COAS PAF F-16 F-16 aircraft Pakistan air force jf-17 Chief of Army staff Gen qamar Javed bajwa

The COAS was taken to one of the fighter squadrons where he was flown in an F-16 aircraft as the air chief flew in another aircraft, the ISPR said, adding both the war planes proceeded to “maneuver for a combat action simulation mission.”

“COAS & CAS visited PAF Base Mushaf. COAS was flown in an F-16. CAS flew in another F-16 & both aircraft proceeded to maneuver for a combat action simulation mission.  COAS lauded professionalism & dedication of PAF & thanked the Force for its unmatched services to the nation,” ISPR Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted.

After the mission, the ISPR said that the army chief interacted with the fighter pilots of the squadron. He lauded the professionalism and dedication of the PAF, thanking the force for its “unmatched services to the nation.”

 army chief COAS PAF F-16 F-16 aircraft Pakistan air force jf-17 Chief of Army staff Gen qamar Javed bajwa

COAS Bajwa expressed gratitude to the air chief for his “visionary leadership, acknowledging that inter service harmony and synergy are vital for operation success.”

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan thanked the COAS for his visit. They both underlined the need for continued and enhanced interaction between the services in training and operations.


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