Ready for operation against Taliban: PAF Chief
The Pakistan Air Force on Sunday inducted the first batch of multi-role air defence capable F16 fighter aircraft, purchased from the Royal Jordanian Air Force, into its fleet at the Mushaf Airbase. Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt was the chief guest at the arrival ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Butt said that the PAF was fully capable to meet any internal or external challenges. Expressing his pleasure over induction of the first batch of F16 aircraft into the PAF, he said the government and three services acknowledged the importance of air power for today’s modern warfare.
He said PAF always delivered 100 percent striking power with precision and accuracy to avoid collateral damage. While talking to the media, the air chief said that these aircraft would enhance the PAF’s capability to counter any internal and external threats. He said the PAF would perform its duties as envisaged by the government.
He said the acquisition of F-16 fleet from Kingdom of Jordan strengthened brotherly relation between the Air forces of friendly countries enhance the capability of PAF.
The PAF Chief forces have enough deterrence to tackle all challenges and only culprits and terrorists are hit during this kind of operation.
The Ambassador of Kingdom of Jordan was also present on the ocassion.
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