President Alvi emphasizes on intellectual preparedness to meet challenges of hybrid war

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday
emphasized on intellectual preparedness to meet the challenges of
hybrid war along with physical and traditional attacks. He said that to
effectively counter enemy’s attacks, a proactive approach towards
hybrid warfare was equally important besides the conventional
preparedness of armed forces.
President Dr. Arif Alvi expressed these views while addressing at the
certificate award ceremony of AERON 2021 Workshop on Aerospace
and National Security, held here at Pakistan Airforce (PAF)
The first-ever AERON workshop with 36 participants including
parliamentarians, civil servants and journalists focused on
contemporary challenges, strategic autonomy and economic
President Dr. Arif Alvi said with global transformation in combat
tactics, a strategy based on technical advancement was vital to
address national security challenges.
He mentioned that a paradigm shift in warfare had increased the
threats of use of virus bombs and digital attacks on information
network that required a constant vigil and alertness.
He pointed that intellectual powers, including companies like Google
and Facebook, had gained influence even on States, world parliaments
and the United Nations.
President Dr. Arif Alvi said the kaleidoscope of world politics was ever-
changing with new security alliances in the making and emphasized on
preparedness by the country at all levels.
He said Pakistan was ready to counter any nefarious designs by its
enemies with its armed forces well prepared to defend the country’s

He said Pakistan had emerged as the most resilient nation after
rendering immense sacrifices in the war against terrorism.
The President lauded the readiness of Pakistan Air Force which had
always proved itself second to none while protecting the aerospace
borders of the country.
He recalled that the valour demonstrated by the PAF falcons in
countering the enemy’s airstrike at Balakot in 2019 made the nation
President Dr. Arif Alvi quoted a few poetic verses of national poet
Allama Muhammad Iqbal that gave the nation an inspiration to remain
steadfast and determined by shunning despondency. President Dr. Arif
Alvi gives away certificates to the participants of the workshop.
Commandant Air War College Institute Air Vice Marshal Zulfiqar
Qureshi said PAF was ready to deal with national security challenges,
may it traditional or non-traditional. He mentioned that the capacity of
aerospace power was whole of a national effort including economic
stability and strong industrial base.
Later, President Alvi awarded certificates to the participants of the
workshop held on February 22-March 2. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief
Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan presented a memento to President Alvi.

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