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PAF airmen been radicalised: Wiki

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.

delhi Updated: May 20, 2011 12:39 IST

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 NDTV, 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.