COAS flies F-16, takes part in operation

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    Updated at: 1440 PST, Monday, June 15, 2009
    BANNU: For the first time in the history of the country, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani flies F-16 and targeted militants’ hideouts. The Air Chief Marshall Rao Qamar Suleman was also accompanied with COAS.

    Later, Air Chief Rao Qamar Suleman see off General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani from operational base.
    COAS flies F-16, takes part in operation - GEO.tv


    does an army man knows how to fly F-16??
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    he was on 2nd seat of f16 B
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    Yes, he was in backseat of F16B.The COAS does not know how to fly F16 :D
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    God save us from our media!!!
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    I second that lol.
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    anyways thousand praises for army chief...
    i think its great way to motivate ur soldiers.
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    It is violation of army rules , if there is any technical fault in Air Craft and pilots have to eject then imagine what will happen ?
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    Well Then God Bless the COAS :p.It is a morale booster for ground troops.
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    LOL, excellent moral gesture, I love this.
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    An example of waste of precious resource. I don’t get why it was found necessary for him to sit in the back of the F-16 cockpit. If it was for boosting the morale, he could have fired a few rounds of a mortar.
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    Why does it have to be so formal, I mean, we all know our economy won't get back on track in one single day, it's gonna take time and investments, however, I don't see how this can be viewed as a waste of resources, this should be a great moral booster for our Army personnel, besides, if Taliban hideouts/militants were struck with the F16 where the COAS was sitting in, then I'd see that as making good use of the resources right?

    I think we need to clean up the mess of militants and Taliban ideology before our country can experience strong natural growth and the wealth that comes with it, in order for that to happen, we have to sacrifice precious resources I guess.
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    qsaark i always respect your opinions, but you are mostly a bit too hard on PA.
    :)

    Coming to this news...

    On one hand we all have been critical of the past leadership of Army in sitting behind and running the show while only the soldiers and officers are suffering, yet here we have a person who has altogether changed what it is to be a commander in chief of Pakistan Fauj...this man is changing the perceptions by making personal sacrifices instead of just enjoying the luxuries of being commander in chief.

    We all should think about what could have prompted him to do this when we all know he has been a most professional soldier and general in all his planned operations (a fact even acknowledged when he was DGMO and made the Pakistan Army mobilize much more before India even though India started the troop movement).

    The key factor which comes to mind by participating in the airstrike is to break the myth of the cowardly bombing of own civilians via airstrikes.
    When the head of the Armed services participate in the much cried about activity he is directly seen as taking personal responsibility for it and this is something which in turns motivates all the ranks to follow their leader wholeheartedly.

    There is no real rules being broken since he was not flying but acting as the co pilot.
    This is certainly a very good move since the objective is not just one mission but the morale of troops throughout the WAR!

    We have to understand that this was not just a show the general was putting on for fun...he did it for the morale reason and also to oversee the Role of PAF firsthand by going on a mission as an observer.

    Going by same criticism even Nur Khan who was airchief in 65 should not have flown in the attack missions in enemy territory since he was Air Chief...nevertheless he did it as leader of his troops and this act made them perform like warriors possessed.

    Gen Kayani is the leader of all branches of military so this is a very apt thing for him to do in order to lead all his troops from the front...

    He is a really courageous and upright soldier and is really heaven sent in giving back the pride which was once associated with a Pakistan Military Uniform.
    The day i saw him on the frontline in SWAT with all the fully geared up soldiers and that too just wearing a berret on his head, i knew we had a gutsy soldier in helm of affairs after a long time.
    My father who is an old retired veteran remarked that after a long time this here is an Army chief whom one can salute and feel honoured to do so!

    Salute to Gen. Kayani!
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    Also bear in mind that this flight was taken for PR purposes, and firing a mortar just does not grab the headlines like the COAS flying an F-16 on a bombing mission.
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    this is how they cook up stories. if you recalled 2007 this is how they termed the thugs as “innocent students” of Lal Masjid wearing gas mosques and brandishing AK 47s, shotguns and sniper rifles.

    The same media thought that raiding the mosque was unislamic and desecration of a holy place but using it as a terror den and firing at the security forces was very much Islamic.

    God really save us from this media
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    Heres a pic for you that I found, enjoy :)

    Jeeyay Pak Fauj !

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