The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said it carried out readiness exercises using sections of the country’s motorway system to perform take-off and landing sorties. The Pakistan Air Force is gearing up for a potential face-off with the Indian Air Force especially after the Kashmir attacks where 40 Indian CRPF soldiers were ambushed.
The exercise was conducted to demonstrate the capability of PAF in being able to sustain high tempo air operations, said a statement released by the PAF.
After landing, PAF fighter aircraft were refuelled and re-armed. Murad Saeed, Federal Minister for Communications, was also present on the occasion, along with senior civil and military officials.
Last month, one Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft was shot down by the PAF and Indian targets across the Line of Control (LoC) were struck by Pakistani fighter jets from within friendly airspace as the country’s armed forces struck back after India claimed to attack terror hideouts.