Pak military conducting ‘Saffron Bandit’ exercise

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Jan 25: Against the backdrop of a spike in tensions with India, the Pakistani military is conducting a combat exercise involving fighter jets and ground troops with a top General saying the armed forces were "well prepared" to defend the country's sovereignty and integrity.
 The Pakistan Air Force is conducting the 'Saffron Bandit' exercise with elements from the Army Aviation and Army Air Defence.
 While visiting formations engaged in the wargame, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen Khalid Shamim Wynne said the armed forces were "well prepared to defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity."  "The prevailing complex global geo-political environment and regional threat situation are not only unique but also more challenging, since we face both internal and external threats," Wynne was quoted as saying in an official statement.
 "Therefore, readiness and war preparedness have attained enhanced significance," said Wynne, Pakistan's second highest ranking military officer.
 The exercise is being conducted against the backdrop of heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following a string of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
 The Saffron Bandit exercise is held every three years. PAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Butt, participated in the exercise to gauge the preparedness of combat squadrons.
 Butt piloted a F-16 combat jet for a simulated strike mission. Gen Wynne flew in an airborne early warning and control aircraft yesterday to observe the "employment of integrated air and ground combat elements" while army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani too visited the exercise areas.
 Wynne said the exercise would help enhance Pakistan's "preparedness in the hi-tech scenario of aerial warfare."

Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM SOUTH ASIA

  • Kashmir

Justice Verma’s recommendations, remarks appropriate: Geelani

Srinagar, Jan 25: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday hailed the recommendations of Justice Verma Commission regarding the review of Armed Forces Special Powers Act More



  • Srinagar City

SMC celebrates National Voters Day

Srinagar,Jan 25: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday celebrated National Voters Day at different polling stations in the summer capital.  In a statement a spokesperson of SMC said functions More




  • Jammu

State to seek 10 %hike in annual plan allocation

Rather Likely To Present State Budget On March 5

Jammu, Jan 25: Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to seek 10 per cent hike in the annual plan allocation for the fiscal 2013-14 besides extension of center’s special package under Prime Minister.  More



  • South Asia

Pak military conducting ‘Saffron Bandit’ exercise

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Jan 25: Against the backdrop of a spike in tensions with India, the Pakistani military is conducting a combat exercise involving fighter jets and ground troops with a top General saying the More



  • GK Features

On Loving Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

The major part of the Prophet’s mission was to bring peace to the world

ROLE MODEL

FIAZ FAZILI

Ask any Muslim about his or her love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and he or she will answer, “Fidayak Ya Rasool Allah. Sincerely yours, we believe what we tell ourselves Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions