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Published on 24 Jul 2011 | over 5 years ago

April 28th, 2011: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said that Pakistani armed forces were fully aware of prevailing situation and ready to meet any challenge.

Today, "We live in uncertain circumstance when nation faces many internal and external threats. In recent military operations against militants and criminals have undoubtedly proved that military in Pakistan has the capability and the will to fulfil its obligations", he said.

The Air Chief said this while addressing the passing out parade of graduating and commissioning cadets and graduates from Flying, Aeronautical Engineering, air defence and general services at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Risalpur on Thursday.

He said, "By the grace of Almighty Allah, Pakistan Air Force has inducted state-of-the-art weapon systems and its modernization drive is on track." "We do not want to accumulate huge inventory of weapons, our endeavour is to develop capabilities that are required to deter and defeat all internal and external threats and challenges that the nation confronts today, and in the foreseeable in future.

The Air Chief Rao Qamar Suleman congratulated to the graduating cadets and their parents on successful completion of their training at PAF Academy Risalpur and extended special compliments to the awards and trophy winners. Latter the Air Chief awarded the distinctive trophies to the winners.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Trophy for being Best in Flying Training was awarded to Pilot Officer Rana Ahsan Ashfaq while CJCSC Trophy for being Best in Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Kamran Zia. Chief of the Air Staff (COAS) Trophy in Flying was awarded to Pilot Officer Talha Sarwar whereas COAS Trophy in Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Muhammad Adnan Khan.

Pilot Officer Muhammad Zeshan received Sword of Honour for being best all round performance in College of Flying Training and Pilot Officer Muhammad Adnan Khan was awarded Sword of Honour for being best all round performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering. Aviation Cadets Muhammad Fahad and Muhammad Aitizaz lifted Trophy for overall best performance in the Air Defence Course and Trophy for Over All Best Performance in Admin & Special Duties Course respectively.

Significant event of the ceremony was colourful air display by "Sherdils Formation" of K-8 aircraft.

Parents and relatives of graduating officers and cadets, senior civil and military officials were also attended the ceremony.

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