Islamabad: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force visited the historic No.9 Squadron of Royal Air Force at Marham Air Base,UK.

The event was significant as the same squadron was declared the twin of the elite No 9 squadron of Pakistan Air Force in a grand ceremony held at PAF Base, Mushaf in April this year. He was briefed about the operational activities and the glorious history of this Squadron.

To mark this momentous occasion, he also flew an exercise training mission in Tornado aircraft of this prestigious squadron.

Earlier, the Air Chief called on Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of Air Staff Royal Air Force at Ministry of Defence, London. Various matters of professional and mutual interest were discussed during the meeting.

Talking about the internal security situation of the country, the Air Chief highlighted the contributions of Pakistan Armed Forces and particularly accentuated PAF’s role in the successful conduct of operations against terrorists.

He also emphasized the importance of mutual exercises between two air forces to benefit from each other experiences. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier appreciated PAF’s unmatched professionalism and its pivotal role in eradicating the menace of terrorism from the country.

The Air Chief also visited Royal College of Defence Studies and delivered a lecture on the topic of “South Asia Security Dynamics: Pivot to World Peace”.* Speaking at the occasion the Air Chief said that we have to understand the regional dynamics and find out comprehensive strategies to fight the menace of terrorism together.

He added that we want peace with all countries in the region to ensure stability in the South Asia, which would help in making this world a peaceful and safer place.