According to a news statement from the Pakistan Defence Ministry, the ceremony’s Chief Guest was General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M) Chief of Army Staff (CAS). Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, greeted the Chief of Army Staff upon his arrival at the facility. The ceremony highlighted the recently inducted aerial systems and military assets by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
During his speech, CAS highlighted the latest additions to the PAF’s weaponry, including J-10C fighter jets, air mobility vehicles, radars, unmanned aerial systems, loitering munition capabilities, and long-range vectors.
CAS also stated that the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Air Mobility and Aviation Safety, the College of Air Defence, and the revitalisation of the Air Power Centre of Excellence, as well as the operationalisation of the National Aerospace Science and Technology Park, has given the PAF the ability to meet evolving challenges. He emphasised PAF’s advancement in the developing realms of Cyber and Space technologies to ensure the country’s defence.
Following the ceremony, an airshow featured several PAF fighter jets, training aircraft, and UAVs. The Chief Guest and attendees were then treated to a static exhibition of the PAF’s diversified fighter, air mobility, and UAV assets such as - Bayraktar TB2, Akıncı - Wing Loong II, - Shahpar-II (Block-II)