As the India-China face-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh remains unresolved, the PAF chief visited the base at Skardu where he addressed his troops.
His visit comes at a time when China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops remain in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Indian soldiers along the LAC in Ladakh.
During his visit, Air Chief was also briefed on the ongoing infrastructure development works at the base. He appreciated operational preparedness of the base personnel and expressed his satisfaction over the pace of developmental works.
Addressing base personnel, the Air Chief stated that PAF is fully cognizant of the geostrategic developments in the region. He said that the aggressive military procurements by the enemy are not going unnoticed and necessary measures are in place to ensure the balance of military power in the conventional domain as well.
The Air Chief assured the nation that PAF alongside its sister services is ever ready to give a befitting response to any misadventure by the adversary.
PAF released this video showing JF-17 Thunder fighters deployed at Skardu AFB, the highest air force base in Pakistan. The video also shows the Commander of PAF, monitoring operational flying activities on the base. Its an unprecedented deployment during Indo-China escalation. pic.twitter.com/V90eLDkUyU
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Expressing concern over the Indian state terrorism and atrocities of its armed forces in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K), the Air Chief stated that Pakistani nation unequivocally supports the freedom struggle of Kashmiris and reiterated the need for expeditious resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the United Nations’ resolutions.
“The Air Chief witnessed various operational activities at the base including rapid deployment of fighter aircraft and combat support elements. He was also briefed about the ongoing development works at the base,” Pakistan radio said.