Pakistan’s Air Chief to visit Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Pakistan’s Chief of Air Staff, Mujahid Anwar Khan NI(M) is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on the invitation of SL Air Force Commander, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias from February 05-10-2020.

During his stay in Sri Lanka, Air Chief will meet Commanders of the Air Force, Navy and State Minister for Defence. He will also call on Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in December, 1983, and is the recipient of coveted Sword of Honour, Best Pilot Trophy and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal from PAF Academy.

During his tenure of service, he has held various Command and Staff appointments including Command of a Fighter Squadron, a Tactical Attack Wing, Base Commander of two elite F-16 Bases and Air Officer Commanding of Regional Air Command. He is a qualified Flying Instructor and graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Command and Staff College, Jordan; Air War College and National Defence University, Islamabad.

He has also served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Director General C4I, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support) and Director General Air Force Strategic Command at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. The Air Chief has flown various training and fighter aircrafts including F-16, F-6, FT-5, T-37 and MFI-17.

In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been awarded Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military).

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