Pakistan Air Force has officially inaugurated the Bholari Airbase, northeast of Karachi, where an F16 squadron is to be based.
A newly established Main Operating Base of the Pakistan Air Force officially came into being on Monday. Bholari Airbase was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Sohail Aman and the Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah. Four F16 aircraft of the PAF performed a flypast at the event.
According to a local newspaper, Sohail Aman said that the new airbase would play a key role in safeguarding the CPEC corridor. “Indeed, PAF Base Bholari is a project of strategic significance for capacity enhancement of Pakistan Air Force in operational domain both overland as well as at sea. With the establishment of the Base, PAF would be able to support the land operations of Pak Army more efficiently. More so, PAF Base Bholari would also augment and supplement the very important maritime operations carried out by Pak Navy,” Aman said while addressing the inauguration ceremony.
The number 19 Squadron of the Pakistan Air Force, ‘Sherdils’ is the first to be stationed at Bholari Airbase. Sherdils are operating the F16 ADF, acquired from the RJAF.
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