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    The failed quest for India-Pakistan non-nuclear arrangement

    A major problem was that the Indians would not want to be “frozen into [a] position of nuclear inferiority” vis-à-vis China. Moreover, the Indians believed that assistance would have to be given to a Pakistani peaceful nuclear program, a “prospect which India would find very worrisome.” In...
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    IAF, IN vs PAF: Aircaft Inventory Situation

    Note 1: All JF 17 BLK 1 are considered upgraded to BLK II standard. All Dual Seater Thunder versions are considered to be Block II-B. Note 2: (-) Minus sign depicts written off. Note 3: (==>) Arrow sign shows both written off and depleted current strength. The ratio stands at ≈ 1.8:1...
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    FACT SHEET: The United States and India – Global Leadership in Action

    President Biden hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, forging closer ties between two leading Indo-Pacific powers, the United States and India. As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the United States and India are committed to values of freedom, pluralism, openness, and respect for...
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    Afghanistan: Fighting rages as Taliban besiege three key cities

    Fighting is raging around three major cities in southern and western Afghanistan as Taliban militants seek to seize them from government forces. Taliban fighters have entered parts of Herat, Lashkar Gah and Kandahar. They have made rapid gains in rural areas since it was announced almost all...
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    Asad Toor Affair: Exposed Unprofessionalism of Pakistani Media

    Asad Toor Affair: Exposed Unprofessionalism of Pakistani Media Editor Global Village Space examines how this episode has exposed media's unprofessionalism, country's civil military fault lines and failure of state institutions to provide protection to common citizens and women against...
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    A Soldier’s Eid

    (PDF article from 2012 revisited) (The Eid here is Eid-ul-Azha but the content was relevant thus posting today) I am Gunner Fazal Mehmood, currently serving in a Medium Regiment Artillery located at a peace location. It is 0400 hours, the first day of Eid-ul-Azha and while lying on my charpoy...
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    Featured Shehroze Kashif, 19, just became the youngest Pakistani to summit Mount Everest

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    Revisiting Pakistan and U.S. Historic Defence Ties

    Revisiting Pakistan and U.S. Historic Defence Ties Written by PDF Pakistan and United States cooperation dates back to early years of Cold War, just a few years after Pakistan gained independence from British Rule in 1947. Pakistan signed SEATO and CENTO alliances but was retreated from the...
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    The Struggle for Legitimacy in Post-Coup Myanmar

    The Struggle for Legitimacy in Post-Coup Myanmar Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher Democratic reform in Myanmar has suffered a grave setback. The EU’s response to the military coup must be strong enough to reverse the political crisis and restore and renew democracy in Myanmar. Myanmar’s incipient...
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    AFGHANISTAN: THE AFGHAN TORMENT ON AMERICANS CLINCH

    THE AFGHAN TORMENT ON AMERICANS CLINCH Author: PDF Operation Enduring Freedom ended on 28 December, 2014, marking the complete annihilation of Al-Qaeda infrastructure, manpower and any organized presence inside Afghanistan. U.S. had shown the world that it has the power and capacity to...
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    Featured CTD foils major terror bid in Lahore, arrests two terrorists

    LAHORE – The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Wednesday foiled a major terror bid by arresting two suspects from the Lari Adda area of Punjab capital. The arrested terrorists belonged to an Afghan banned organization. Weapons, explosives, smartphones, and videos were recovered during the...
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    Featured Protocol on amendments to Pakistan-Russia IGA on NSGP project approved

    Protocol on amendments to Pakistan-Russia IGA on NSGP project approved Mushtaq Ghumman Updated 17 Mar 2021 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has approved protocol on the amendments in the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between Pakistan and Russia on North-South Gas Pipeline (NSGP) project...
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    Featured Thaw in Pakistan, India ties as ‘Indus water officials to meet next week’

    Meeting between Indus commissioners of both countries to meet in New Delhi on March 23 and 24 ISLAMABAD: Following the successful backdoor diplomacy, the Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India agreed to meet on March 23 and 24 in New Delhi after a two-year hiatus, diplomatic...
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    Afghan Ministry of Education Bans Schoolgirls Over 12 From Public Singing

    A decision by the Afghan Ministry of Education to ban girls 12 years old and up from singing the national anthem--or other group songs--in mixed company has been met with a strong backlash from social media users and other critics. The ban would apply to all government and private schools...
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    Taliban – A Mentality Not an Ethnicity: A Ground Report from Afghanistan

    India’s rejection of the US’ “good Taliban – bad Taliban” stance has been consistent. However, my interactions on the ground with the Taliban over a period of a few weeks travelling the length and breadth of Afghanistan have shown, that there is indeed a significant different division within the...
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    Call for Inputs Regarding PDF Social Media

    Respected All Members, Hope everyone is having a good life and also enjoying the discussions on the forum. PDF takes pride in its diverse community. I would like to know more about how do you guys perceive social media, and what can we do to increase our reach, quality...
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    Featured Pakistan power tariff up by Rs1.11 per unit: NEPRA

    Pakistan power tariff up by Rs1.11 per unit: NEPRA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's power tariff has increased by Rs1.11 per unit, according to the recent fuel adjustment rates issued by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority on Monday The increase will be collected in December bills, Nepra...
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    Featured Pakistani doctor develops smartphone-based Covid-19 test

    Pakistani doctor develops smartphone-based Covid-19 test ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani doctor based in Toronto has introduced an instant Covid-19 diagnostic test using a smartphone. Pakistan High Commissioner to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has congratulated Dr Naqeeb Khalid for his extraordinary...
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    Op-Ed: Pakistanis pay price as Islamabad joins Turkey-Iran-Malaysia bloc

    UAE blocks key source of income as it refuses to issue work visas to Pakistanis ADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer KARACHI -- Pakistan's overseas laborers are paying the price for one of their government's foreign policy decisions now that the United Arab Emirates has banned them from...
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    Featured 3 Indian soldiers killed at LoC by Pakistan

    3 soldiers killed at LoC by Pakistan Three Indian soldiers were killed on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, official sources said on Friday. Naik Prem Bahadur Khatri and Rifleman Sukhbir Singh were critically injured on the LoC...

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