COAS Asim Munir witnesses aerial exercise Indus Shield 2023.

RAWALPINDI -- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir visited an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force to witness the ongoing aerial exercise Indus Shield-2023, media quoted ISPR on Thursday.

The Air Chiefs of Trkiye, Azerbaijan and Hungary were also among the distinguished guests who witnessed PAF's 14-nation mega air exercise.

On his arrival, COAS was received by Air Chief Marshal, Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.

Later, he was introduced to the foreign dignitaries and Principal Staff Officers of Pakistan Air Force.

COAS General Syed Asim Munir, along with esteemed foreign dignitaries, received a comprehensive briefing on the training facility of the Air Power Center of Excellence and the extensive scope of the exercise which is aimed at consolidating modern concepts of aerial warfare, fostering mutual cooperation and enhancing interoperability among the participating air forces, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Speaking at the occasion, the Air Chief lauded the utmost support extended by General Syed Asim Munir in the pursuit of PAF's modernization drive and appreciated the whole hearted participation from the 14 allied countries, which will pave the way for miltary-to-miltary cooperation in the backdrop of futuristic aerial warfare.

Highlighting the significance of the exercise, the Air Chief emphasised that exercise Indus Shield offers a unique opportunity for participating air forces to showcase their unparalleled skills and operational capabilities.

He commended the dynamic role played by PAF's Airpower Center of Excellence in successfully orchestrating this mega exercise, ensuring meticulous supervision, conduct, analysis and assessment of aerial warfare missions.

General Munir highlighted that the Centre's state-of-the-art infrastructure and resources have played a pivotal role in ensuring the successful execution of this significant air exercise.

The Air Chief reiterated, 'The successful execution of an aerial mission requires the effective utilization of all components of combat efficiency, including electronic warfare operations, force multipliers and support elements. These crucial aspects are diligently...

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