Disaster or emergency, operations against terrorists, PAF has always met the expectations of nation: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.
ISLAMABAD: (APP) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force met PAF’s C-130 contingent which landed back at PAF Base Nur Khan after participating and winning the best aircraft trophy in Royal International Air Tattoo Show held at Royal Air Force Base Fairford (UK).
He congratulated the contingent for winning the Concours D’ Elegance Trophy for being the best aircraft of the show. The Air Chief appreciated the team’s effort and lauded them for bringing laurels to the country in general and the PAF in particular.
Later on the Air Chief went inside the aircraft and keenly viewed the layout of the aircraft. He appreciated the impeccable arrangement and esthetically placed items in the aircraft.
While talking at the occasion the Air Chief appreciated the untiring efforts of PAF contingent in achieving this honor and said that this grand accomplishment would help in projecting the soft image of the country all over the world.
The Air Chief said that we have artistically portrayed our national resolve in our fight against terrorism.
He further said that PAF along with sister services is playing a lead role in eliminating the menace of terrorism from our country. He reiterated that PAF and the armed forces would always come up to the expectations of our nation and safeguard our national integrity and sovereignty.
The PAF contingent comprising air and ground crew participated in the various competitions and events organized at the Royal International Air Tattoo Show-2016.
More than 50 nations with 200 aircraft from across the world competed for the coveted trophy; however, the PAF C-130 clinched the best aircraft trophy with its artistic depiction of our national determination and sense of sacrifice in the wake of Operation Zarb-e-Azab.
This is the second time that PAF has won this prestigious trophy as PAF C-130 had participated in this event in July, 2006 as well and had won three major trophies of the competition.