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  • Outgoing air chief Anwar Mujahid Khan evaluations guard of honour at change of command ceremony.
  • Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar was commissioned within the PAF in April 1986 as a common responsibility pilot.
  • ACM Babar throughout his profession has commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing, an operational airbase and regional air command.

ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar on Friday took cost as the brand new chief of Pakistan Air Power (PAF) at a change of command ceremony held in Islamabad.

Outgoing Air chief Mujahid Anwar Khan pinned badges on the brand new air chief and introduced him the command sword.

Outgoing PAF chief Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan. Picture Courtesy: PAF 

The outgoing air chief additionally reviewed a guard of honour and a formation of JF-17 fighter jets introduced a salute to him.

Federal Minister for Science and Expertise Fawad Chaudhry congratulated Zaheer Ahmad Baber for taking on because the PAF chief.

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“Congratulations to Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Baber Sindhu on assuming charge of one of the finest air forces of the world, wishing you all the best,” tweeted the minister.

Air Chief Marshal Babar took over the command after his appointment was authorized by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this week.

The newly-appointed chief joined the PAF in April 1986 as a common responsibility pilot.

Throughout his profession, he has commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing, an operational airbase and regional air command.

Incoming PAF chief Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Baber Sindhu when he was an air marshal. Picture: PAF

In his employees appointments, he has served as assistant chief of the air employees (OR&D), assistant chief of the air employees (Coaching-Officers) and extra secretary on the Ministry of Defence.

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Air Chief Marshal Baber is a graduate of the Fight Commanders’ Faculty, Air Battle Faculty and Royal Faculty of Defence Research (RCDS) within the UK.

Earlier than taking cost because the PAF chief he was serving on the Air Headquarters Islamabad as deputy chief of the air employees (Administration).

He was additionally awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Army), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Army) and Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Army).

It’s anticipated that the brand new Chief of Air Employees (CAS) will lead a flypast within the Pakistan Day Parade on March 23.

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