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Pakistan

Web Desk
March 19, 2018

New PAF chief Mujahid Anwar Khan assumes command

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan has assumed office as the new chief of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during an impressive Change of Command ceremony held here at the Air Headquarters on Monday.

During the ceremony, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman handed over the ‘Command Sword’ to Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan and also decorated him with the ranks of Air Chief Marshal.

In his farewell address he stated that the PAF is an exemplary organisation.

'The country’s defence mechanism has visibly improved during the recent times for which PAF has played a major role,' the outgoing ACM further said.

Mujahid Anwar Khan is the country’s 22nd air chief. Prior to his promotion, he was holding two appointments as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support) and Director General Air Force Strategic Command.

Born on 23rd December, 1962 Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in December, 1983, and is the recipient of coveted Sword of Honour, Best Pilot Trophy and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal from PAF Academy Asghar Khan.

During his tenure of service, he has 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 is a qualified Flying Instructor and graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Command and Staff College, Jordan, Air War College, Faisal and National Defence University, Islamabad.

He has also served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) and Director General C4I at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.

The Air Officer has flown various training and fighter aircraft including F-16, F-6, FT-5, T-37 and MFI-17. In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military).