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Yasser76

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Discussion: Pros and Cons of basing a PAF fighter squadron at Skardu Airbase permanently?

I would say

1) Supply - Everything has to be moved in by air
2) It is a small base, limited number of HAS, so extensive money to be spent on this and storage faclities, accomodation etc
3) Very high up - Humans will find it harder to work and human effectiveness can be degraded in such conditions
4) Unsure if it may even be with Indian long range artillery range eventually
5) Surrounding mountains give limited radar coverage and can hide attacking planes
 

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Discussion: Pros and Cons of basing a PAF fighter squadron at Skardu Airbase permanently?
Necessary for war time readiness but costly given the geographic and might not be operational during winters. Land approach mostly cut off during winter and PAF will have to spend more than usual to maintain operational readiness however, the point has important role for the North covering given the geographic location.
 

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Discussion: Pros and Cons of basing a PAF fighter squadron at Skardu Airbase permanently?
Given the terrain, there is the potential for large underground tunnels/storage/rooms. As long as appropriate climate control technology is present (we could ask the Chinese for some), it should be fine.
 

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Necessary for war time readiness but costly given the geographic and might not be operational during winters. Land approach mostly cut off during winter and PAF will have to spend more than usual to maintain operational readiness however, the point has important role for the North covering given the geographic location.
Land approach is okay during winters. Only issue is whether we need a permanent base there and whether we could afford it. To be honest, Skardu is offset by three and possibly four enemy airbases.
 

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New Chief of the Air Staff to take #Command on 19 March 2021.
List of Contenders
- Air Marshal Syed Noman Ali, Chairman PAC
- Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar, DCAS Administration
- Air Marshal Javad Saeed, DCAS Air Defence
- Air Marshal Muhammad Haseeb Paracha, DCAS (Support)
#PAF
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Yaar, I haven't seen a girl this closely (in a long time) as I've tried to see this image.

Must be rusty or old age is catching up on me.

Find a way to, ehh, point out what I'm looking for/at.
One of them is wearing your designed patches.. :-)

Very interesting. The guys from that day
Didn't participate though

it does not look like REK ...or H-4; PAF 15th Squadron is named Cobra & equipped with Mirage-V [I think non ROSE mirage jets .... ???]

this appear some thing similar to Flying wing design .... ??? strange ...
That's an H4 with wings deployed
 

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