Army Aviation Efforts Lauded in Zarb-e-Azb and Relief Activities

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 02 December 2015 17:35

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif has said the Army Aviation has not only proved its mettle in the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb but has always remained at the forefront to help the nation during natural calamities through its relief activities.

“The army’s significant achievements over past few years are greatly attributable to the active role of Army Aviation. The untiring efforts of aviation pilots and their sacrifices deserve highest accolade,” General Raheel said on Tuesday.

He was visiting Army Aviation School Gujranwala to witness the graduation ceremony of Basic Pilot Course-Serial 56. General Raheel said modern aviation capabilities are critical to the success of ongoing fight against terrorism, as well as thwarting conventional threats to the motherland.

“There has been tremendous development in Army Aviation and special efforts are made towards further advancement, not only in domain of combat aviation but in other categories as well, including cargo and smaller aircraft,” he said.

The army chief appreciated the efforts of Army Aviation School for training professionally competent and dependable pilots and junior staff officers for the corps of Army Aviation.

Later, General Raheel attended Central Command War Games at Corps Headquarters Gujranwala and reviewed the operational preparedness of the troops along working boundary and Line of Control. Earlier on his arrival at Gujranwala, the army chief was received by Lieutenant General Ikram Ul Haq, Commander Central Command.

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