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  Pakistan Air Force - 1
The growth of the Pakistan Air Force is the story of an unusual struggle and sacrifice made by the initial pioneers of the force and those who followed later in their footsteps.
While the Air Force was being organized the armed struggle in Kashmir had started and there was an urgent need in December 1947 to air drop supplies for the civilian population of Gilgit and other areas.
The Air Force was progressing and expanding gradually in the air, and the facilities on the ground.
www.defencejournal.com /march98/paf1.htm   (1272 words)

 Pakistan's air chief killed in plane crash
Pakistan's Air Force chief Air Marshall Mushaf Ali Mir, his wife and two air vice-marshals were among the 16 people killed when the Fokker military plane they were travelling crashed in the north-west of the country apparently due to bad weather.
Commissioned to the PAF as a fighter pilot in January 1967, he held the high profile job of the director general of Pakistan Air Force Command at Kamara, which manufactured some of the latest versions of the planes in collaboration with China.
Mir served as air attache in Pakistan's embassy in Washington and was on deputation to Saudi Arabia for a few years before being appointed the chief of the air force by Musharraf in 2001.
www.rediff.com /news/2003/feb/20pak.htm   (437 words)

 Pakistan Times: | Top Story: Pakistan Air Force's largest exercise-Highmark 2005 to begin from Sept-4
The Pakistan Air Force held its last major exercise in 1995, as later planned exercises were not held due to rapidly changing situation in the region, particularly after Indian and Pakistan's nuclear test in 1998, the 9/11 and the stand off with India in 2002.
During the exercise PAF aircraft will fly 8200 sorties in a three-stage exercise to be staged in the Northern Areas of Skardu, Gilgit, Chillas to the Central plains and in the South touching the Arabian sea.
The PAF's aircraft; the American F-16 would fly in a air-superiority role in both offensive and defensive roles, the French Mirages in an a ground support role, the Chinese A-5's would support the army, while the mainstay would be the Chinese F-7P/PG type of aircraft would be in air defence role.
www.pakistantimes.net /2005/09/02/top3.htm   (728 words)

 Pakistan Air Force
This fringed version of the ensign is carried by Pakistan Air Force colour parties to the left of the national standard of the Pakistan Air Force.
The PAF flag was not among those that I was able to examine up close, so the fringe on the image is based on the assumption that the same practice applies.
The fin flash given for the Pakistan Air Force was changed in 1998, I believe, and the planes have since carried the national flag on their tails.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/pk^af.html   (953 words)

 ...::*** Pakistan Air Force    -       Zeeshan Noor Malik ***::...
It is determined to maintain its status as the air force which, pilot for pilot, has one of the most experienced and skillful in the world.
The training imparted to the PAF personnel from day one and onwards, throughout their career progression, is most precisely carved and tailored to make them a whole person.
To equip its personnel with appropriate knowledge and skill, the Training Branch of the PAF ensures that the responsibility to prepare the air warriors of Pakistan is entrusted to highly qualified, experienced and devoted instructors.
www.geocities.com /z143k/Zee-AirForce/Home.htm   (691 words)

 CNN.com - Pakistan air force chief killed - Feb. 20, 2003
Air force chief Mushaf Ali Mir, his wife Bilqees, and several other top-ranking officials were killed in the crash in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.
Mir, 57, was born in the eastern city of Lahore and joined the air force in 1967.
In 1988, Pakistan's then-president, General Mohammad Zia- ul-Haq, died in a mysterious crash of a military plane in the Punjab province.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/south/02/20/pak.crash/index.html   (611 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Pakistan mourns air crash victims
Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir died when the Fokker-27 aircraft he was travelling in came down in the remote Kohat district, about 250 kilometres (150 miles) north-west of the capital, Islamabad.
Air Chief Marshal Mir has been described as a "dynamic moderniser" who played a key role in maintaining Pakistan's air force in the face of a US arms embargo.
Accidents involving Pakistan air force planes during training flights are not uncommon but, as news emerges that technical problems may have caused the crash, questions will be asked about the technical efficiency of Pakistan's air force.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/2784905.stm   (483 words)

 The Pakistan Air Force - SOBIA NISAR
The Air Force is ready at all times to defend the security and independence of the country by ensuring the safety of its borders against overt and covert external aggression.
Furthermore, the PAF leaders have learned that in seeking to influence the fortunes of their services, and in advising on strategic national defence politics a non-partisan stance is required.
The fact that the Air Force operates in a medium that stretches over both land and sea; and that neither the Army nor the Navy can operate freely unless the skies are safe, seems to have been ignored when it came to distributing the funds available for defence.
www.defencejournal.com /2001/august/airforce.htm   (3559 words)

 Air Force - Pakistan Special Weapons Delivery Systems
In 1994 the air force was organized into eighteen squadrons, with a total of 430 combat aircraft.
The mainstay of the air force was the F-16 fighter.
The air force had three squadrons of Chinese Q-5s (a total of fifty aircraft) as well as one squadron of eighteen Mirage IIIs and three squadrons (fifty-eight aircraft) of Mirage 5s, one squadron of which was equipped with Exocet missiles and was deployed in an antiship role.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/pakistan/agency/paf.htm   (476 words)

 Pakistan Air Force
This is not the official website of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and is neither endorsed nor recognised officially by it.
PAF was established on August 14, 1947 with only a handful of officers and men and with scant resources.
It is determined to maintain its status as the air force which has one of the most experienced and skillful pilots and airmen in the world.
www.geocities.com /Baja/Dunes/1107/intro.htm   (299 words)

 Pakistan Air Force - Pakistani Defence Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Counter-air is an air operation of a tactical air command conducted to attain and maintain a desired degree of air superiority by the destruction and neutralization of enemy forces.
If air cover is not provided to army or navy, they will certainly suffer heavy losses in that particular theatre of war, but if the enemy gains air superiority, then it will lead to national disgrace or even surrender.
Pakistan has been lucky in these last 10 years - the indians are way, way ahead of Pakistan in military capablity and this is inherently dangerous - it leaves Pakistan with little option.
www.pakistanidefenceforum.com /index.php?showtopic=4037   (6025 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Pakistan air force chief killed
Pakistan's air force chief, Mushaf Ali Mir, has been killed in a plane crash in a remote north-western region of the country.
The BBC's Zaffar Abbas in Islamabad says as news of the crash was received in the capital, an emergency was declared at all the air force bases in the area.
Accidents involving Pakistan air force planes during training flights are not uncommon, but this is the first time in the country's history that such a high-ranking military official has been killed in an air crash.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/2782601.stm   (353 words)

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In lieu thereof, the PAF Chief of Air Staff issued an Air Tasking Order to the Air Officer Commanding of the Air Defence Command to take suitable measures for the air defence of Kahuta and prepare a contingency plan for a retaliatory PAF strike on Dimona, in case Kahuta was attacked.
A study of the air defence ground environment of Kahuta was carried out and gaps and weaknesses in the air defences were filled and strengthened.
Pakistan and India "are coming out of the closet and they are trying to drag us with them," one senior intelligence official said.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/72-4378.asp   (3581 words)

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Pakistan used it's air force excecively during the Afghan conflict, to patrol its border against Afghanistan and in the east against India, which took full advantage of the situation on the western border of Pakistan.
Pakistan Air Force was given a title "saviors of the nation" during the 1965 War.
PAF is nothing without its men, and PAF does more than most of the much bigger Air Forces to train the richest pilots on the planet.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/72-9874.asp   (2182 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: Pakistan: Missile Facilities
The Sargodha Air Force base serves as the headquarters of the Central Air Command of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
Although Pakistan received 28 F-16/As and 12 F-16Bs (two-seat) trainer aircraft from the United States in 1983-1987, eight of the 40 aircraft are no longer in service.
Pakistan's nuclear-capable, short-range, solid-fueled Hatf III/Ghaznavi/M-11 (total number estimated at 34-80) ballistic missiles are also believed to be stored at facilities near the Central Ammunition Depot on Kirana Hills at Sargodha.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Pakistan/Missile/3294_3319.html   (405 words)

 Pakistan Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) (Urdu: پاک فضائیہ, Pak Faza'ya) is the Aviation branch of the Pakistan armed forces and is responsible for defending Pakistani air-space from intrusions.
Pakistan Air Force Day is celebrated every year on 6th of September, the day that marks the official beginning of the Indo-Pak war of 1965; Although September 7 is the National Air-Force day of Pakistan also known as the Defence Day..
PAF commenced the official start of hostilities by raiding Indian airbases in the western region, codenamed Operation Chengiz Khan, but the preemptive strike was a total failure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan_Air_Force   (6010 words)

 Asia Times: Chinese fighters add to Pakistan's air muscle
The air chief marshal said that Pakistan wanted to maintain a minimum deterrent capability with regard to India, and Islamabad was not engaged in an arms race with New Delhi.
This will prepare them for the time when Pakistan begins to manufacture the craft in the country, which could be "in the not too distant future", according to one air force official.
He added that the aircraft were highly maneuverable and that their induction would add to the punch of the air force "to maintain deterrence against the Indian air force".
atimes.com /ind-pak/DC30Df02.html   (644 words)

 Some Kind Words For Paf From Iranian Af - Pakistani Defence Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Iranians Air Force Pilots, who have graduated from Pakistan Air Force, they have become the best Iranians Pilot, and they are leading the Iranians Air Force in last twenty years.
In 1977, the PAF had a rare opportunity to demonstrate its marksmanship prowess in a competitive encounter with another air force.
Pakistan may have rubbish planes (no offense but they dont exactly have too many modern things as it stands), but they produce some of the best pilots there are anywhere.
www.pakistanidefenceforum.com /index.php?showtopic=2806   (980 words)

 SPEECHES & QUOTES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It must be an efficient Air Force second to none and must take its right place with the Army and the Navy in securing Pakistan's defence.
I am well aware of air developments in other countries and my Government is determined that the Royal Pakistan Air Force will not lee behind.
But the Royal Pakistan Air Force is already taking shape; this school formed only 7 months ago is a worthy example of this.
www.pakistan.gov.pk /Quaid/speech40.htm   (272 words)

The USAF is participating in air exercise on the request of Pakistan to undertake mutually beneficial operational missions, to extend diversified training to the aircrew from both sides and to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between the two air forces as well as the two countries.
The air chief, who has just returned from his maiden tour of the United States and Turkey, apprised the prime minister of his visit abroad, which was undertaken to further strengthen cooperation.
The air chief also updated the prime minister on the JF-17 fighter aircraft, which is being developed and produced jointly with China to augment the PAF capability.
www.milavia.net /forum/index.php?topic=111.new   (690 words)

 Pakistan's Ex- Air Force chief Nur Khan admits 1965 war was "Wrong" - World Affairs Board
ISLAMABAD: Terming the 1965 war as "wrong," the then Pakistan Air Force chief Nur Khan has said that it was the result of attempts by Pakistani Army to push a large number of militants into Jammu and Kashmir.
Air Marshal (Retd) Khan's account of the war, published in the local daily Dawn on Tuesday, coincided with Pakistan's commemoration of the 'Defence Day' on the 40th anniversary of the conflict.
So, now Pakistan's Ex-Air Force chief has laid bare the truth that not only did Pakistan provoke the 1965 war but it also lost, contrary to the history taught in Pakistan where children are told of victories over Indian forces in 1965.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=8126   (913 words)

 Pakistan Air Force - Attrition - PakDef Forums
Plus the PAF has a fairly impeccable aircraft safety record compared to the IAF and the A-5s will be progressively withdrawn and replaced by new generation aircraft.
PAF needs to have deep penetration strike aircraft to neutralize IAF bases in places such as Agra and Poona where most of IAF's hi-tech tech aircraft are kept.
A Pakistan air force jet was missing Thursday after taking off on a routine mission, an official said.
www.pakdef.info /forum/showthread.php?t=848   (1393 words)

 Pakistan air force to hold big war games
Pakistan's air force said Thursday it would launch a month of war games at the weekend, its first for ten years, despite ongoing peace talks with nuclear rival India.
Chaudhry said that during the exercise Pakistan air force aircraft will fly 8,200 operational sorties, the highest ever.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars since departing colonial power Britain split the subcontinent in 1947, and came close to a fourth in 2002.
www.infowars.com /articles/world/pakistan_air_force_hold_war_games.htm   (201 words)

 Air Bases - Pakistani Nuclear Forces
For the time being it appears that the credibility of Pakistan's nuclear deterrent depends not on its limited-range missiles, but on the survivability of its strike aircraft.
In peacetime the bulk of Pakistan's combat aircraft are concentraed in seven air bases.
Pakistan obtained 43 used Mirage IIIOs and 7 Mirage IIIODs from Australia in 1990, and purchased another 40 reconditioned Mirage IIIEs from France in 1996.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/pakistan/facility/airbase/index.html   (374 words)

 Great Air Battles of Pakistan Air Force
A noteworthy feature of the air battles covered in this book is the candour with which the adversary’s side of the story is taken into account.
A glossary of air combat terms along with assorted information on fighter performance, air combat trivia, etc, facilitates effortless comprehension of a unique subject.
The book is certain to invoke interest far and wide, as seldom before have PAF’s air battles been revealed in such rich and provocative detail.
www.dukandar.com /greatairbattles.html   (214 words)

 Missile-Carrying Indian Warships Sail Near Pakistan, Air Force On Alert
The Indian Air Force, the world's fourth largest, also went on alert as India's mobilisation gained momentum on Wednesday.
He said the air force has also cleared some 80 grounded MiG-21s for operational duty due to the increased tensions.
The Press Trust of India said the air force was also moving its "strategic assets" including ground-to-air-missiles to protect vital installations but there was no independent confirmation of the dispatch.
www.spacedaily.com /news/nuclear-india-pakistan-02q4.html   (763 words)

 Pakistan Air Force OrBat
Pakistan is one of the many countries operating the Ce172 in for liaison duties.
The Pakistan Air Force operates a large fleet of Mirage 3 and 5 aircraft.
The Air Forces is believed to operate two (including this 96-035, flying for 41sq), while both the Navy and the Army should have two examples as well.
www.scramble.nl /mil/3/pakaf/orbat.htm   (940 words)

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