Lahore: “Alongside the significance of the state-of-the-art equipment, the competence to outwit a technologically and numerically superior adversary comes with extreme passion and professionalism with realistic training”, said the Air Chief, while addressing the Graduation Ceremony of 44th Combat Commanders’ Course held at Pakistan Air Force Base Mushaf today. Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
While addressing the graduating Combat Commanders, the Air Chief said, “the dynamics of aerial warfare always keep on changing with the battle scenario and its complexity increases in a time compressed environment. The future conflicts would entail airpower employment with all its speed, might, lethality, modern capabilities and concepts. In our continued quest for being the 21st century modern Air Force, PAF leadership has always kept close eye on the changing nature of warfare. In this context, we have been undertaking from time to time major appraisal of our assets, developmental plans and operational doctrine to meet the challenges that lie ahead. The PAF remains committed to provide the best combination of resources and capabilities so that it could employ itself effectively across entire spectrum of conflict. The Air Chief further said, ”meticulous training is our core strength, and time and again, it has been proven that a better-trained professional side with high morale can offset the limitations of numbers and equipment to a great extent”.
The chief guest awarded certificates and trophies to the graduating officers who underwent a strenuous and professionally demanding course. The Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for the best Combat Commander was awarded to Squadron Leader Abdul Ghaffar Buzdar while Air Officer Commanding Air Defence Command Trophy for best Combat Controller was awarded to Squadron Leader Imran Sarwar.
The ceremony was attended by Principal Staff Officers and field commanders of Pakistan Air Force.