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1st batch of air force officers passes out

1st batch of air force officers passes out

May 07, 2015 - 20:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The first batch of 184 officers passed out on Thursday from the Air Force University in central capital Kabul.

Speaking at the certificates’ distribution ceremony, Lt. Gen. Mohammad Dawran, Chief of Staff of the Afghan Air Force (AAF), said the university thThad been inactive for at least 15 years was rehabilitated last year when training of air force officials formally began.

Dawran said the air force was an important wing of the armed forces and the Defence Ministry would strive hard to equip and strengthen it.

He told the graduating officers to put aside ethnic and linguistic differences, which he said the enemy used to destroy the country’s institutions and weaken the morale of armed forces.

Dr. Faisal Sami, Mesharano Jirgainfo-icon’s defence commission deputy head, alleged some regional intelligence agencies were against an organised army in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

He said Pakistaninfo-icon’s Inter Services Agency (ISIinfo-icon) was sololy responsible for insecurity and insurgency in Afghanistan.

He thanked the international community, especially the United States (US), for support to the Afghan air force.

Maj. Gen. Abdul Wahab Wardak, the AAF commander, said the graduates underwent one year training in the pilot and engineering departments of the university.

He said the officers would be dispatched to foreign countries for further professional training.


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