Shoot down any drone that invades Pakistani airspace: Air Force Chief Dec 08, 2017 0 63 12345 tribune.com.pk IslamabadChief of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has said that the PAF has been given orders to shoot down any drones, including those of the US, if they~violate~the country's airspace.Talking to an audience in Islamabad, Aman said that the attack on Kamra Air Base was the biggest and most unfortunate tragedy in the PAF's history."We suffered a lot of losses in the incident but did not lose our morale. In fact, we have continued the fight against extremism with unflinching vigor and resolve since then, transforming the PAF into a much stronger force."PAF prepared to neutralise any internal, external threats: Air Chief MarshalTalking about the terror threat emanating from Afghanistan, the air chief was of the opinion that where dozens of countries in the world had failed, the PAF had been successful in bringing about peace."Even Indian defence officials attest to our successes on the battlefield," Aman boasted.The PAF chief also informed the gathering that in the attack on Kamra Air Base, terrorists managed to destroy one PAF SAB plane completely, and also inflicted considerable damage upon another.PAF has been at forefront in war against terrorism, says Air Marshal Sohail Aman "An international organisation wanted $287 million to to cover the material damage that the PAF sustained in the attack, but Pakistan's bright, young scientists and engineers added two new, fully-functioning fighter planes to our fleet at a fraction of the cost," Aman said."After the attack on Kamra Air Base, not only did we set out to make the PAF better and stronger, but we were also determined to guide the nation towards self-sufficiency. Now, Pakistan will make its own fighter jets."He also stressed that there was no shortage of talent in the country, but rather that the keen minds present here needed a platform on which to showcase their exceptional talents to the world. UK's Red Arrows to perform at Karachi's Sea ViewDiscussing security issues at large, the PAF chief noted that the region the country was based in was beset by different challenges and difficulties at the moment."Pakistan is unfortunate in the sense that our neighbours are trying to harm us. India, being our sworn enemy, was behind the attack on Kamran Air Base. "What do terrorists want from PAF planes?" he asked. We cannot, though, change our neighbours, Aman lamented."No outside power can engineer a democracy inside a country," Sohail Aman said. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Rohingya crisis a 'grave security risk': ICG Dec 08, 2017 0 388 Pakistan urges US to rethink decision on Jerusalem as capital Dec 08, 2017 0 52 Court rejects Nawaz lawyer objections; includes bank documents in case record Dec 08, 2017 0 53 2 killed as Indian troops target funeral in Pakistani Kashmir Mirpur: Indian troops targeted a funeral in a border village of Pakistan-administered Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, leaving two mourners dead and an elderly woman injured, officials and .. Rohingya still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR DHAKA: Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. The number .. President strongly condemns US decision to shift embassy to Jerusalem ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday strongly condemned the decision of the United States to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy .. Germany expels 27 Afghan refugees despite protests AFP Berlin Germany said Thursday that it had expelled 27 Afghan men, despite fierce protests from opponents who say it is not safe to return them to war-torn Afghanistan. "This morning, 27 people were returned to .. Pakistan to widen crackdown on human traffickers dpa Islamabad Pakistani authorities are set to widen an ongoing crackdown against people smugglers after a flight carrying 28 deportees from Germany arrived in the capital Islamabad, officials said on Thursday. The .. At least 21 pilgrims killed in Pakistan ferry accident Karachi: At least 21 people are reported dead and several others missing after a boat carrying religious devotees capsized in a creek near the village of Bohara situated close to Thatta on Thursday. Officials have placed .. Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition Reuters KATHMANDU Nepalese began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy and ..