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Mujahid Anwar Khan takes over as 22nd PAF chief

ISLAMABAD: Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan has taken over the command of Pakistan Air Force as 22th Chief of Air Staff during the Change of Command ceremony Monday. “PAF played an important role in the war against terrorism,” said outgoing air chief Sohail Aman while addressing the ceremony this morning. “It is an honor for…

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Mujahid Anwar Khan named new chief of air staff

RAWALPINDI: Air Chief Marshall Mujhaid Anwar Khan has been new chief of air staff. “Congrats to Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on appointment as Chief of Air Staff Pakistan Air Force,” Director-General ISPR Maj. General Asif Ghafoor tweeted. “Best wishes from Pakistan Armed Forces. Good luck for carrying forward the baton,” he added. Congrats…

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Air Chief praises indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder

KARACHI: It was a landmark occasion for the PAF and the nation when the indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder shot down a slow speed target with BVR (Beyond Visual Range) and IR (Infrared) missile with pin point accuracy at Sonmiani firing range on Friday, said Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan…

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Will shoot down American drone if it enters our airspace: Chief Of Air Staff

ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said on Thursday that if an American drone was to enter Pakistan’s airspace, it would be shot down. In his address at the Air University, Sohail Aman said that Pakistan would shoot down an American drone if it ventured into its own airspace. However, he said that a military…

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First ever multinational counter-terrorism exercise concludes

ISLAMABAD: The culmination ceremony of the first ever multinational counter-terrorism air exercise was held at a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Operational Air Base. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the chief guest on the occasion, said a news release issued here on Saturday by media affairs directorate…

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Karachiites mesmerized by PAF, RAF aerobatics at sea-view

KARACHI: It was a rare treat for many of the Karachiiites to personally witness aerobatics display by none other than the Pakistan Air Force’s JF-17 Thunder aircraft and Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows aerobatics team here Thursday afternoon. The air show was to mark the 70th anniversary of Pakistan -United Kingdom diplomatic relationship was also…

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Spectacular airshow by PAF, Red Arrows today

KARACHI: Pakistan Air Force’s JF-17 Thunder aircraft and Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows aerobatics team will perform in an airshow at Karachi’s Sea View on Thursday. The event has been organized to celebrate the 70 years of friendship between Pakistan and United Kingdom. According to a statement, “The blue skies of Karachi would turn red…

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Kuwait Air Force Commander visits Air Headquarters

ISLAMABAD: Commander of Kuwait Air Force, Major General Abdullah Yaqoob Al-Foudari visited Air Headquarters Islamabad on Saturday. On his arrival at Air Headquarters, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), a PAF statement issued here said. A smartly turned-out contingent of PAF presented the…

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Pak-China air forces joint exercise “Shaheen-VI” underway

BEIJING:  The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) contingent, comprising combat pilots, air defense controllers and technical ground crew is participating in an exercise “Shaheen-VI,” between Chinese and Pakistani air forces. During the exercise, the contingents from both sides demonstrated mutual trust by sitting in the same fighters. In the ongoing joint drills, air force personnel cooperated…

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Pakistan, China air forces hold joint training exercises

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force has dispatched JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft to join Pak-China air forces joint ongoing training exercise ‘Shaheen VI.’  According to the spokesman for People’s Liberation Army Air Force Shen Jinke, Chinese J-11 fighters, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces are taking part in the exercise. The air…

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Pakistan not to take brunt of others fiasco: Air Chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) observed September, 7 as Martyrs’ Day at all PAF bases throughout the country. A ceremony was also held at Air Headquarters Islamabad, in which PAF Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, laid wreath and offered ‘Fateha’ at the Martyrs’ Monument, a press release issued by media…

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Air Force Day being celebrated today

ISLAMABAD: Air Force Day is being celebrated today (Thursday) with a renewed pledge to safeguard the country from any aggression. Special ceremonies are being held at all bases of Pakistan Air Force to pay homage to the martyrs who laid their lives while protecting the country from enemy. The day started with special prayers and…

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Watch: Defence Day celebrations across Pakistan

Functions are being held across Pakistan to celebrate Defence Day. Watch the report here.

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Video: Spectacular Defence Day air show in Lahore

Watch the spectacular air show performed by the Armed forces of Pakistan on Defence Day.

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Air chief calls Nawaz to inquire after Kulsoom’s health

RAWALPINDI: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of Air Staff Pakistan Air Force called former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to inquire after the health of Kulsoom Nawaz. According to a statement from the PAF spokesperson, the Air Chief Marshal expressed his best wishes and also prayed for her quick recovery. PML-N’s NA-120 by-election…

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Video: Stunning air show by PAF leaves Karachiites enthralled

KARACHI: Crowds thronged Sea View area in Karachi in great numbers to witness the spectacle put up by the Pakistan Air Force on the occasion of the country’s 70th Independence Day, on Monday.  Watch how the skilled pilots of PAF manoeuvre the aircraft and light up the sky with the national colours of the country.

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Pakistan Air Force announces promotions

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Monday announced promotion of six officers, Samaa reported. According to details, two officers were promoted to the rank of Air Marshal while four officers of the fighting force have been promoted to Air Vice Marshal. Air Vice Marshals Shahid Akhtar Alvi and Ahmad Shehzad have been promoted to Air…

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Armed forces fully geared up to counter any threat: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable to promptly respond to any kind of threat. He was talking to Air Chief Sohail Aman who called on him in Islamabad on Monday. The Prime Minister praised the professionalism of Pakistan Air Force. Matters pertaining to PAF development strategy and future…

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PAF jets fly over Siachen

SKARDU: Jet fighters of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) made flights near Siachen Glacier on Wednesday morning, Samaa reported. According to PAF sources, all of its forward operating bases have been made fully operational. Mirage jets of PAF are part of exercises since the forward base was made operational. Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman paid…

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PAF jets strike militant hideouts in Khyber Agency

KHYBER AGENCY: Jet fighters of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) pounded several militant hideouts in Khyber Agency on Friday, Samaa reported. According to security sources, Pakistan Air Force F-16 aircrafts carried out an airstrike at Rajgal area of Khyber Agency due to which three militant hideouts were destroyed. Security sources further mentioned that terrorists may have…

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Chief of Air Staff calls on Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday appreciated Pakistan Air Force in safeguarding Pakistan’s air frontiers and lauded its role in the ongoing counter terrorism operation in the country. He was talking to Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman who called on the Prime Minister here at the PM House Thursday. The…

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