Italian Chief of Defence praises PAF professionalism in Zarb-e-Azb

Italian Chief of Defence praises PAF professionalism in Zarb-e-Azb

ISLAMABAD (APP): Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, called on Italian Chief of Defence General Claudio Graziano on Saturday.

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Both the dignitaries remained together for some time and discussed various matters of professional interest, a news release of PAF here stated.

The PAF Chief is on official visit to Italy on the invitation of Italian Air Force.

The Air Chief reiterated to cement the existing friendly relations and taking it to further heights.

The Italian Chief of the Defence lauded the role of Pakistan Armed Forces in general and Pakistan Air Force in particular for their unmatched resolve in fighting the menace of terrorism.

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Later in the day, Air Chief also addressed an Italian think tank, where he talked about PAF 's leading role in the operation Zarb-e-Azb.

He said, "Pakistan Armed Forces started operation Zerb-e-Azb in 2014, backed by political leadership and the nation."

PAF is operating with total precision, day and night in all weather conditions and its air strikes have effectively neutralized command and control centers, ammunition dumps, hideouts, bunkers of the terrorists and have caused major destruction in terms of terrorists killed and infrastructure destroyed.

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He said "These air operations against terrorists have also created ground environment for Pakistan Army to operate with minimum resistance and limit own casualties".

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