ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan has said that the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is fully prepared for the defense of the homeland.
He made the remarks during his visit to an operational base on Thursday. The Air chief participated in an operational training mission in the dual seat JF-17 Thunder aircraft.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan assessed operational capabilities of the indigenously manufactured dual-seat fighter aircraft and said that the induction of dual seat version and Block-3 variant of JF-17 Thunder would help in maintaining the cutting edge of the PAF.
He also stated that PAF personnel are the proud custodians of the legacy of valiant air warriors of Pakistan, which was manifested during Operation Swift Retort, last year.
Last year in the month of December, Chief of the Air Staff Mujahid Anwar Khan had congratulated the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) on the successful accomplishment of the 2019 production target and completing the first eight dual-seat JF-17 aircraft in a record time of five months. He had said that JF-17 Thunder is the backbone of PAF which has been battle-proven during operation Swift Retort.