Air Mshl Ashfaque Arain (Retd)

Director CASS


Time: March 3, 2020
Location: Serena Hotel, Islamabad
Event Type: Conference
Organized By: Team CASS

About Speaker

Air Marshal (Retd) M Ashfaque Arain is director 'Strategic Defence and Security' at Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies Islamabad (CASS). He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, PAF Air War College and National Defence Univeristy. He holds a Master's Degree in Defense & Strategic Studies from Air War College (AWC) and a Master's Degree in War Studies from National Defense University (NDU), Islamabad. In his 41 years of illustrious career as a fighter pilot with Pakistan Air force, the Air Marshal flew various top of the line fighter aircraft with a singular honour of being first PAF pilot to achieve 2000 hours on the F-16 aircraft. During his career, he has served in senior command and staff assignments including command of a fighter squadron, an operational base, Air Adviser Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi, Chief Project director Horizon, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Director General Air force Strategic Command (AFSC), Director General Projects, and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Administration).

His specialist areas of research include India-Pakistan relations, strategic defence and security, nuclear deterrence, air power employment, and unconventional warfare. In recognition of his meritorious services, the Air Marshal has been decorated with the distinguished awards of, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-i-Basalat.