Air chief calls on Gen Bajwa at GHQ


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Mujahid Anwar Khan on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ in Rawalpindi, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The two leaders discussed matters of personal interest.

ACM Mujahid Anwar Khan assumed command of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in March last year.

Last month, ACM Mujahid Anwar Khan and COAS Bajwa witnessed the firepower display by Pakistan Army Air Defence near Karachi.

Firing by all air defence weapons system was the culminating event of two weeks long Exercise Al Bayza-2019.

Hallmark of the event was the recently inducted long-range air defence weapon system LY-80.

“Induction of LY-80 has realised the concept of a comprehensive, layered and integrated air defence capability with enhanced lethality,” a statement released by the ISPR said.

The army chief said that LY-80 has greatly enhanced air defence capability of Army Air Defence while strengthening it at the national level along with PAF, the overall custodian of the defence of Pakistan’s air space.

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also congratulated Pak Army for induction of LY-80 which has reinforced Pakistan’s overall air defence capability.