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COAS takes part in air operation against militants

Monday, June 15, 2009 Leave a Comment

Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani Monday for the first time in the history of Pakistan army took part in an air operation against militants.

Gen Kayani flew an F-16 fighter jet himself to hit positions of the militants in Swat and Malakand Division.

Gen Kayani, who wore the uniform of a pilot, was seen off by Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman at a PAF base. Gen Kayani was accompanied by a co-pilot during the air operation.

It is the first time in Pakistan's history that an army chief directly took part in an operation.