COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa installed Lieutenant General Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Commander 4 Corps as Colonel Commandant of Artillery Corps. Outgoing Colonel Commandant of Artillery Corps Lieutenant General Retired Humayun Aziz, a large number of serving and retired officers and soldiers attended the ceremony.
General Sheikh Mohamed Bin lsa Al-Khalifa, Commander of the National Guard of the Kingdom of Bahrain also called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ.
“There are other components the Americans can refuse to issue export licenses for,” he said. “We have the impression that the T129 deal would not go through without a political go-ahead from Washington.” U.S. lawmakers have quietly frozen all major U.S. arms sales to the NATO ally to pressure Ankara to abandon its Russian-built S-400. U.S. lawmakers are also concerned that the engines for the attack helicopters could add to Pakistan’s ground attack capability against India, with which the U.S. has been deepening defense and security relationships.
The tank development programme was named as MBT2000 programme. This programme was undertaken in collaboration with our time-tested friend, China.
Turkey's Presidential spox Ibrahim Kalin told reporters that “the US has blocked Turkey’s helicopter sale to Pakistan, which will likely lead to Islamabad buying it from China.” However alternate reports suggest that Pakistan is still eyeing Turkish Gunship as Z10 did not perform well in last trails in Pakistan
The fourth International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) Competition-2021 commenced on Monday at the National Counter-Terrorism Center in Pabbi near Kharian. eight domestic teams of the Pakistan Army along with teams from eight allied countries will also participate in the competition
25-year-old Sepoy Fazal Wahid, a resident of Shangla in Swat valley, sustained bullet injuries during the exchange of fire and succumbed to his wounds later on.Terrorists from inside Afghanistan fired across the international border at a military checkpost in Mohmand district
Appreciating operational preparedness and high morale of troops, COAS lauded officers and men for continued vigilance and professionalism. Indian provocations particularly recent targeting of UNMOGIP vehicles are threat to regional peace and stability, COAS emphasised.
The exercise was particularly aimed at achieving synergy amongst Air Defence elements, manoeuvring forces & all aerial platforms including fighter aircraft, helicopters & drones, thereby mastering response against any misadventure by the enemy.