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PAF gets fighter squadron

April 20, 2007

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ISLAMABAD, April 19: A new fighter squadron “No 27 Tactical Attack Squadron” was added to the Pakistan Air Force at a ceremony held at the PAF Base, Rafiqui (Shorkot), on Thursday.

The squadron would be equipped with modernised Mirages, specialised in night attack role, said a press release issued here.

Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, Chief of the Air Staff, was the chief guest at the ceremony.

He congratulated personnel of the squadron and the PAF on the achievement.

“The specialist night strike role of the squadron directly augments Pakistan’s war potential, as night fighting capability becomes an indispensable element in the present day air warfare,” he said.

The squadron personnel are called “Zarrars”, named after Hazrat Zarrar Bin Al Azwar, the favourite lieutenant of Hazrat Khalid Bin Walid.—APP