Pak activates ‘on rest’ radar near Afghan border

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Islamabad, May 10: After the Pakistani Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal, Rao Qamar Suleman talked tough on the air space violation by foreign elements, he has warned that no such adventures will be tolerated. The Pakistani authorities activated its defence radars on Tuesday, most specifically those near the western borders. This comes as a veiled warning to all forces near the western border.

The PAF announced that the radars have been activated keeping in mind the fact that all foreign forces in Afghanistan are considered threats.

Qamar Suleiman also rubbished rumours that claimed that the radars were jammed on the day of the US operation to kill Osama Bin Laden. He reiterated that the radars 'were on rest" on the day and also that there were no attacks anticipated from the western borders. In a stern response to all, he added that the PAF has already acquired two Saab-2000 Erieye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACs) aircraft. There are plans to acquire three Chinese-built AWACS also by the end of 2011. [Read: PAF obsessed with Ind to notice US drones in its border?]

There are talks that Pakistan is planning to launch a probe in to the multi-level intelligence failure and the fact that Pakistan was kept in the dark on such a big operation. The operation saw US drones sweeping in on the Abbottabad house of Osama Bin Laden and killing him in an encounter.

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