Newly appointed Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan takes command of PAF

19 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Newly appointed Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan has on Monday taken command of Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

The change of command ceremony was held in Islamabad.

On this occasion, the outgoing Air Chief Sohail Aman pinned badges on the new air chief and presented him the sword.

The outgoing air chief also reviewed guard of honor. A formation of JF-17 fighter jets presented salute to him.

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan is 22nd Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force.

In his farewell speech, the outgoing Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said the PAF was equipped with sophisticated weapons and highly skilled professionals, which is ever ready to guard the country’s sovereignty as per the aspirations of the nation.

He also highlighted the strides made by the PAF in other domains including education and welfare.

Sohail Aman said the production of JF-17 fighter jets is a matter of honor for the country.

Born on December 23, 1962, Air Marshal Khan was commissioned in GDP Branch in December 1983 and received the coveted Sword of Honour, Best Pilot Trophy and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal from PAF Academy Asghar Khan.

During his tenure, he held various Command and Staff appointments, including Command of a Fighter Squadron, a Tactical Attack Wing, Base Commander of two elite F-16 Bases and Air Officer Commanding of Regional Air Command.

He had served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.

He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, and Air War College. He is a recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military).






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