Abbasi is first Pakistani PM to fly in F-16

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Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday flew in an F-16 fighter during a training mission becoming the country’s first Prime Minister to have done so.

Abbasi visited the newly-established Airpower Centre of Excellence (ACE) at an operational air base of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

The facility is a premier institution and has been equipped with state of the art facilities and infrastructure. Besides training PAF personnel, this institute would also train the combat crew of friendly air forces by conducting multinational, training exercises, Geo TV reported.

Abbasi was also briefed on the ongoing exercise ‘Saffron Bandit’ and was informed that the first multinational exercise will be held in October with the participation of personnel from 19 air forces.

–IANS

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