Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani said that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country would be defended at “all costs”. On September 15, Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) chased away some US planes and occasionally, the tribes in vain fire at some of the drones. That’s all what we do.
It’s not that we are coward or anything, rather the technology used by the United States is far much superior. That, and they have planned this all operation out long ago, and they are continuously monitoring and re devising their strategy about this war in Afghanistan and the bordering region of Pakistan.
The United States Army has deployed Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters for covert as well as overt incursions into Pakistan and the United States Air Force (USAF) is using MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Black Hawk is US Army’s frontline air assault and air cavalry helicopter with a service ceiling of 19,000 feet (5,790m) and is thus not vulnerable to small arms fire. The Predator is a medium-altitude, long endurance UAV with a service ceiling of 25,000 feet (7,620m) and cannot be brought down through small arms or anti-aircraft apparatus currently in place on the Pak-Afghan border. The Reaper is a long-endurance, high-altitude, hunter-killer UAV with a ceiling of 50,000 feet (15km).
So we also need to redevise our strategy. We cannot fight them, but we could at least contain them, and above all put our own house in order.