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Air Marshal M. Ashfaque Arain (Retd)

ADVISOR TO CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, PAF ON CASS AFFAIRS

Air Marshal (Retd) M Ashfaque Arain is Advisor Chief of Air Staff, PAF on CASS Affairs at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, PAF Air War College and National Defence Univeristy.

Professional Experience

  • 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 Emerging Technologies, Global Conferences.  

  • 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.

Professional Experience

  • Ms Khansa Qureshi is working as a Researcher at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS), Islamabad.

  • She holds BS (Hons.) degree in Strategic Studies from the National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Her areas of research interest include great power rivalries, geopolitics, political violence, and nuclear and strategic affairs. Before joining CASS,

  • Her previous experience includes working with the Indus News Network as an Associate Editor.

Khansa Qureshi

Researcher

Ms Khansa Qureshi is working as a Researcher at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS), Islamabad.

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