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Pak Army chief to undertake official visit to Russia this month

The Pakistani Ministry of defence today announced that General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff will be visiting Russia later this month. As per the announcement, the visit is being taken out upon the invitation of Chief of...

Officials confirm more than 100 deaths during the last two weeks of fighting in...

Local government officials from the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Bajaur reported yesterday that more than 100 people have been killed there for the past two weeks. According to the officials, the fighting started when hundreds of Taliban fighters...

Pak-Saudi Military Drill Ends

A three-week long joint exercise between Royal Saudi Land Forces and the Pakistan Army ended recently. The joint exercise (Al–Samsaam IV), held near Jhelum was to harness relationship and exchange information through a well planned training program in three...

Pakistan Navy inducts its second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft

A ceremony was held yesterday at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KSEW), to mark the reception of the second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Pakistan Navy, PNS Dehshat. The first FAC, PNS Azmat was delivered...

Pakistan tests its latest nuclear capable cruise missile

Pakistan today test fired its air-launched cruise missile (ALCM), the Hatf VIII (Ra’ad). This is the fourth successful test of the missile by the Pakistani Armed Forces. According to the Pakistani Armed Forces officials, the missile is capable of...

Pakistan Navy inducts American-made Orion marine surveillance aircraft in to its aviation fleet

Pakistani naval officials confirmed today that they have added one Lockheed P-3 Orion long-range surveillance aircraft to their aviation fleet. The aircraft was supplied to the Pakistan Navy by the US, under the Security Assistance Programme (SAP) program of...

Death toll in Bajaur touches 37

Local media reported that a total of 37 people have been killed in the fighting so far in the Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency, one of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. An army operation is...

Turkish Aerospace Industries to upgrade 42 F-16 jets

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has agreed to upgrade 42 Pakistani F-16 fighter jets. Negotiations will be done later this year and then the contract for upgrading the F-16 fighter jets will be awarded to the Turkish company. Such upgrade will...

TTP warns Pakistani army over plans to conduct major operation in Waziristan

A senior operative from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) warned the Pakistani Army that suicide bombers from the organization will target army bases, unless the army reverses its plans to conduct a major operation in the Waziristan region. Ihsanullah Ihsan,...

Pakistan Air Force totals eight JF-17 Thunder aircrafts

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) now has a total of eight JF-17 Thunder aircrafts. Six more aircrafts were recieved this March while two were recieved last year for the celebration of Pakistan Day during the same month. All of the eight...