CAS calls on Turkish top brass

By Staff Reporter
Friday – January 15, 2021
RAWALPINDI: During his interactions in Turkey, the chief of air staff (CAS) air chief marshal (ACM) Mujahid Anwar Khan reiterated commitment, Thursday, to enhance cooperation in fields of defence production, security and training.

According to a press release, CAS ACM Khan separately called on Turkish defence minister (DM) Hulusi Akar, chief of general staff (CGS) general (Gen) Yaşar Güler, Turkish air force (TAF) commander general (Gen) Hasan Küçükakyüz and defence industries (DI) president Ismail Demir.

He appreciated Turkish defence production sector which has made good progress over the last few years.

CAS ACM Khan, in his meeting with TAF commander Gen Küçükakyüz, appreciated regular participation of Solo Türk in national day celebrations of Pakistan.

Both sides discussed how air forces of both brotherly countries may enhance collaboration and exchange expertise in meeting challenges of contemporary world.

This included Pakistan’s participation in Anatolian Eagle multinational exercise in Turkey, TAF participation in various exercises organised by Pakistan air force (PAF), training and exchange of pilots, as well as defence production.

Various matters of mutual interest aimed at further promoting ties between air forces of both countries were deliberated.

During his stay in Ankara, CAS ACM Khan visited Turkish aerospace industries (TAI), Havelsan (Turkish software and systems company having business presence in defence and information technology sectors), Aselsan (Turkish defence corporation) and Asfat (Turkish state-owned defence contractor).