Pak Air Force fighter jets carry out off-runway operations on highways

Pak Air Force fighter jets carry out off-runway operations on highways
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Islamabad: Pakistan Air Force’s fighter jets on Monday carried out take-off and landing sorties from highways as part of its operational readiness, an official statement said.

Pakistan has maintained high-level of alertness since the Indian Air Force carried out a ‘counter-terror’ operation in Balakot, inside Pakistan on February 26 following the Pulwama attack.

The PAF used multiple locations along different motorways and highways to perform off-runway operations.

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The exercise was conducted to demonstrate the capability of PAF in being able to sustain high tempo air operations, according to the statement.

The jets were also refuelled and re-armed after the landing on motorways.

The PAF also shared a video clip showing jets landing at some undisclosed locations.

Minister for Communications Murad Saeed and senior civil and military officials were also present during the exercise.

A day after the Indian Air Force targetted the JeM training camp in Balakot, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in an aerial combat and captured an Indian pilot, who was handed over to India on March 1.