Saffron Bandit 2013 Excercise underway at Combat Commanders School.

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  1. Black Blood

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    Exercise Saffron Bandit 2012-13
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    ISLAMABAD (ISPR): “Pakistan is a peace-loving nation. Nevertheless, I am confident that we as a Nation, the Armed Forces and specifically the Pakistan Air Force, are well-prepared to defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity.” This was stated by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Kahlid Shamim Wynne, while visiting the ongoing Exercise Saffron Bandit 2012-13 held at PAF Operational Base on Thursday today.

    He further said, “The prevailing complex global geo-political environment and regional threat situation are not only unique but also more challenging, since we face both internal and external threats. Therefore, readiness and war preparedness have attained enhanced significance. PAF is a potent and frontline element of National Security, and through the highest levels of professionalism; it will always measure up to the expectations of the nation. In fact, the nation and the sister services draw strength from PAF’s commitment and motivation.”

    Earlier, the CJCSC flew in an AEW&C Aircraft to observe the complexities of aerial warfare and the professional handling and employment of integrated air and ground combat elements by the aircrew. It was yet another historic event when Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force himself participated in the exercise and examined the war preparedness of PAF Combat Squadrons.

    While interacting with the participants after flying the mission, General Kahlid Shamim Wynne said, “The opportunity to interact with the skilled Air Warriors and to practically fly with them in Exercise Saffron Bandit has afforded me an insight into the high quality of training standards maintained by the PAF. This Exercise,with the mandate of providing exposure and training to PAF’s Combat Crew in near-realistic environment, certainly serves well for enhancing war preparedness in the hi-tech scenario of aerial warfare. It is heartening to see PAF stepping into the future with its newly acquired capabilities and emerging concepts of employment.”

    Exercise Saffron Bandit is a triennial command level exercise conducted in PAF since 1994. A sequel of five exercises has been conducted so far while sixth Saffron Bandit i.e. for year 2012-13 is in progress. This time, the environment is unique where modern capabilities of PAF are operating under one umbrella for the first time and Pak Army Aviation and Army Air Defence are also deployed for undertaking the exercise.

    Earlier, on his arrival he was received by Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force. He was given a comprehensive briefing on the Exercise Saffron Bandit 2012-13.
    The CJCSC inside an AWACS Aircraft.


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    The Air Chief sitting in an F-16, participating in the exercise.

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    again US gifted second hand F-16's are the front line fighters of pakistan airforce. and now they are being upgraded to block - 52. this sums up the stature of pakistan defense.
     
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    non of the f16 is second hand

    get your facts right
     
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    recently around aug 2012 U.S gave second hand F-16's to pakistan. and pakistan airforce chied was very happy about it. they have also given them in the past too.
     
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    stop watching indian media
     
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    Someone doesn't know what he is talking about.
     
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    Where can I get that patch?
     
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    Which one?

    This one?

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    Or This

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    Re: Saffron Bandit 2013 Excercise underway at Combat Commanders School

    Saffron Bandits :lawl:
     
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    self deleted....
     
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    Either! Both!
     
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    Yaar tumhare AF Groud staff jab thik se Dhul saf bhi nai kar sakte to Fighter jet, bumb and missile kya khakh fit karenge?? :taunt:
     
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    Pakistan is infact an operational extension of Pentagon - her national interest is always driven by international interest of US.
     
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    Saffron Bandits! Now I know where HM Shindy gets his ideas from! He really needs to stop colluding with the "tourists"

    BTW is this preparation for Gazwa-e-Hind? :hmm:
     
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    Re: Saffron Bandit 2013 Excercise underway at Combat Commanders School

    Do you, want the actual patches?

    If so i can provide info on where to find them.
     
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    Saffron bandit = Saffron being the dominant color in IAF emblem.

    Every Air force does it nothing new.
     
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    PAF has done this before their thinking is just like rest of their ordinary Joes.

    IAF should be doing next exercise with code name Green thugs.
     
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    good luck to the the exercise, with second hand ( used ) f-16's bought ( for free ) from U.S. hope U.S has put all the devices properly to make PAF's proud
    of their front end fighter aircraft.
     

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