Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu takes charges as Pakistan Air Force new chief today (Friday).
On the occasion, outgoing Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan pinned badges on the new air chief. He also presented him the command sword.
Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu takes charges as Pakistan Air Force new chief
Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu took charge as during an impressive change of command ceremony in Islamabad on Friday.
The outgoing air chief also reviewed guard of honor. A formation of JF-17 fighter jets presented salute to him.
In his farewell address, outgoing Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan said serving Pakistan Air Force over four decades has been a privilege, honor and a matter of immense satisfaction for him.
He said the PAF is a strong element of national defense and pride of the nation.
The outgoing Air Chief said the air force once again lived up to the expectations of the nation and proved to be guardians of blue skies in the operation Swift Retort.
Mujahid Anwar Khan said our response was timely and well calibrated which kept the adversary at bay.
He further said despite testing times, the PAF has made great strides on its journey to excellence and continued transformation for the Next Generation Air Force 2047.
He said our vision requires relentless pursuit in the years and decades to come.
Moreover, he congratulated Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu on his appointment as the Air Chief.
Khan further said his successor is a sound professional with extraordinary leadership qualities.
He expressed the confidence that during his tenure, the PAF will scale to new heights of excellence.