New Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Squadron Inaugurated

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, presents the Squadron emblem to Wing Commander Amir Imran Cheema, Officer Commanding 28 (Multirole) Squadron, Pakistan Air Force, on February 28. PAF

A NEW Pakistan Air Force (PAF) unit equipped with the JF-17 Thunder was formally activated at PAF Base Samungli, Quetta, in the eastern province of Balochistan, on February 28.  No 28 (Multirole) Squadron is the first JF-17 unit at the base.

Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, PAF, was the chief guest at the ceremony and reviewed a guard of honour at the base.  He awarded the Squadron emblem to Wing Commander Amir Imran Cheema, Officer Commanding 28 (Multirole) Squadron.  A formation of four JF-17s also flew over the proceedings to mark the milestone.

The ACM said: “from now on, No 28 MR Squadron, equipped with Pakistan’s Pride JF-17, has the responsibility of providing day and night aerial defence of the country, especially along the western borders of Pakistan.”