Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force visited Command and Staff College, Quetta. Addressing the course participants at the College, the Air Chief said that in contemporary warfare, air power had become the most effective element of military power. He added that a deeper and clear understanding of its application along with associated challenges and advantages was essential for joint operations planning and execution. Referring to the regional geo-political environment, the Air Chief said that the PAF was fully cognizant of the security challenges and was actively pursuing its operational development plans. He further added that PAF attaches utmost importance to operational preparedness and remains ready to respond to any challenge to the national security of Pakistan. In his concluding remarks, the Air Chief said that for all of us in uniform, to remain operationally ready at all times, is not a matter of choice; but a mandatory obligation to this country and its citizens.