Tehran, 30 August 2022 (TDI): The Air Force Chief of Pakistan, Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar left for the Islamic Republic of Iran on an official visit on Tuesday.

He is visiting the country at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart and to meet with other high-ranking military officials in the nation.

According to IRNA, this tour is being carried out at the invitation of Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi, Commander of the Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran army, which was relayed to his counterpart during General Vahedi’s travel to Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Chief of Air Staff will be staying in Iran during a three-day official visit. While there, he will meet with the Commander of the Iranian Air Force as well as other senior military and defense officials from the country.

Among other plans for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Commander’s formal visit will be to tour several Air Force centers as well as Iran’s training and study centers.

This visit comes less than two months after the important visit of the Pakistan Army Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

During a four-day visit to Iran in early July of this year, General Nadeem Raza met with key military leaders as well as the President of Iran, Ayatollah Dr. Raisi.

Ties between Pakistan and Iran Air Force

Moreover, during his visit to Pakistan, the Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force described the unilateral sanctions as an opportunity, particularly for the Armed Forces.

He stated that the Iranian Air Force was willing to share the experience with the Pakistan Air Force in all areas. Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi also indicated a desire to further develop defense relations with Pakistan.

Any strengthening of relations with Pakistan will be welcomed by Iran since it will help to stabilize the security of both nations. Stronger links between Iran and Pakistan would lead to both nations’ development, particularly in military domains.

Iran Air Force has achieved great progress over the last 43 years, adding that sanctions have been a blessing for Iran, allowing it to stand on its own two feet.