Islamabad, January 05, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Government of Pakistan has promoted Air Vice Marshal Farooq Habib to the rank of Air Marshal and Air Commodore Muhammad Khalid Dabir to the rank of Air Vice Marshal.
Air Marshal Farooq Habib was commissioned in the GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in June, 1982.
During his career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, an Operational Air Base and served as Commandant, Air War College, Faisal. He has been on deputation to Saudi Arabia.
His Staff appointments include Deputy Director Operations Branch and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Safety) at Air Headquarters.
Presently, he is performing his duties as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Training) at Air Headquarters.
He is a qualified Flying Instructor and a Graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College and National Defence University.
He holds Master’s Degrees in Strategic Studies and Defence and Strategic Studies.
He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).
Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Khalid Dabir was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in November, 1985.
He is a qualified flying instructor. During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron and an Operational Air Base.
In his staff appointments, he has served as Director (GD) Group and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel-Officers) at Air Headquarters Islamabad.
He has served as Secretary to Chief of the Air Staff at Air Headquarters and has also served in Saudi Arabia on Deputation.
He is a Graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College, National Defence University and Armed Forces Staff College (Malaysia).
He holds Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and a Diploma in Strategic and Defence Studies (Malaysia).
He is a recipient of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military).
For more information, contact:
Air Commodore Tariq Qamar Yazdanie TI (M)
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
Tel: +92-51-9507751, +92-51-9261300