Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman has said that the PAF has already updated its war fighting strategy to effectively counter Indian Cold War doctrine.
Indian Air Force has been given a central role in the new Indian ‘Cold Start’ doctrine which calls for preemptive strikes against Pakistan in short time period to avoid diplomatic pressure from the world.
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said that PAF is control of the Shahbaz Air Base and Pakistan Air Force has purchased sufficient weapon systems to fulfill its requirements. He said, “We are in the process of consolidating the hardware procured so far.” .
Air Chief also rejected the reports in media which questioned the capability of F-16 Block 52M fighter jets to intercept American drones and jets if they violated the country’s airspace.
He said, “There is nothing which can prevent us from targeting or intercepting US fighter planes.”
Rao Qamar Suleman told the media that Pakistan Air Force can intercept American drones and jets, if required and approved by the government, but at the same time air chief said that he wishes that such a situation should not arise.