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PAF airmen being radicalised: WikiLeaks

Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:52

New Delhi: A section of the airmen of the Pakistan Air Force are being radicalised who are sabotaging aircraft to prevent them from being used in operations on the Afghan border, a latest US diplomatic cable leaked by WikiLeaks has said.

The cable quotes a commander of the Pakistan Air Force saying that a section of the airmen are being radicalised.

"You cannot imagine what a hard time we are having trying to get them to trim their beards," the cable quoting the official said.

The leaked cables, accessed by an Indian news channel, said the airmen - most of whom come from rural background - have been indulging in acts of "petty sabotage" to prevent deployment of aircraft in support of security operations along the Afghan border where Pakistani forces are fighting the Taliban.


First Published: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:52

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