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March 27, 2017

Air chief pays tribute to soldiers fighting terror

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March 27, 2017

Air Defense Symposium held in Kuwait

DUBAI: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, praised the sacrifices of soldiers fighting against terrorists around the world at International
Air Power and Air Defense Symposium (KIAPADS) in Kuwait.

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was addressing at the first day of two-day-conference on “Air Power in Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Operations – Lessons Learned and Future Capacity-Building Requirements”.

The symposium (KIAPADS) is being held under the patronage of the Kuwait Ministry of Defence and supported by the Kuwait Air Force in the Kuwait city and organised by SEGMA. More than 250 high level delegates from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Pakistan, France, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the symposium.

The air chief began his address by honoring the sacrifices of soldiers engaged in the fight against terrorists around the world. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman spoke about the crucial need for an effective national policy framework for counter-terrorism under which military operations take place with considerable contributions from the air force.

The air chief marshal also referred to the Pakistan Air Forces’ role in the war against terror and said that besides fighter jets, other planes also contributed significantly in the campaign against terrorists.

Explaining the Zarb-e-Azb campaign in Pakistan, Sohail Aman explained the participants about the Pakistan Air Forces’ air strikes that were responsible for killing 90 percent of terrorists and paved the way for the unhindered movement of ground troops to recapture territories that had been lost to terrorists.

 

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