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A look into how the Z-10, AH-1Z and Mi-35 would meet Pakistan’s requirements
25 January 2016 By Bilal Khan
The Pakistan Army Aviation Corps’ AH-1F/S Cobras form the mainstay of the service arm’s dedicated attack helicopter force. Originally acquired in the 1980s and reinforced after 2005 (as part of a U.S military assistance package), the near 40-strong Cobra fleet (Flight Global) has reached the point where a suitable successor must enter the pipeline, so as to ensure the Army’s close air support (CAS) capacities are not only maintained, but strengthened.
At this stage it seems that the Army has settled its future requirements through the selection of the Bell AH-1Z Viper, CAIC Z-10 Thunderbolt and Mil Mi-35 Hind. Pakistan secured a purchase for 15 AH-1Zs and 1000 AGM-114 R Hellfire II laser-guided air-to-ground missiles (AGM) in a $952 million U.S. deal with Washington in April 2015. A few months later in August, Pakistan ordered four Mi-35s from Russia with a possible goal...
My old man, well, my old man fought in Nam alright, he is quiet about his time over there though, I don’t know why back then.
He was a Navy Corpsman, an equivalent of an Army Medic, he didn’t work on the field, he worked on a place called “Evacuation Hospital” in Pleiku, a place where Casualty send to after their respective BAS Clearing station send them off. Also known as “the Meat Factory”, a nicknamed derived by nature of Evacuation Hospital, where bodies, body parts and what left of a man who were once soldier just hours ago, and they tried to piece them back together, hopefully matching the same body parts to the same body.
In a way, it was a bad gig compare to field medic, where you only see casualty from your own unit, in an evac hospital, you deal with all sort of casualty any unit in the area can throw at you, and that’s a lot…
Up there in a hospital, there are not always only Military personnel all around, you got all sort of civilian in there too, you got civilian...
If you remember few months back i posted the NEWS of my Brother being nominated for Tamgha-i-Imtiaz Military, well finally he got his hands on that Tamgha, Coin and a letter from Intel, just received the pic's and wanted to share it with you guys...
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Before you condemn the attacks in Beirut, Syria, Iraq and Paris... Let me tell you what I CONDEMN.... I condemn the damn countries who created ISIS, and Al-Qaeda and other organizations with their foreign policy support...I condemn the countries and the Intelligence Agencies of the WEST and The EAST who funded these organizations so they can create HAVOC in our lives and they sit PRETTY in their Suburban homes in some town in.... I condemn the Monarchies who buy weapons from the west and use it on fellow Muslim countries, I condemn the Kings who form Alliances with Israel and Fund Terrorists in Pakistan... I condemn the RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS who gave birth to the IDEOLOGY of a Divided Islam based on Sects... I condemn the people of this world who create HASHTAGS for the Western lives and dont even pay attention to the 68,000 DEAD BODY TAGS that our mortuaries are full of since the past 12 years in Pakistan, victims of terrorism. I condemn the EXPLOSIVE MANUFACTURING companies who...
Defence.pk's Exclusive Interview with a PAF topgun, Air Commodore (R) Kaiser Tufail
04 March 2014
Q1: Assalam-o-alaikum, first of all I would like to welcome you to defence.pk and would request you to please give our international audience a brief snapshot about yourself and your career with the Pakistan Air Force.
I, was Educated at Cadet College Hasanabdal (1967-1972). Commissioned in PAF in 1975. Flew trainers (T-6G Harvard, Mushaak, T-37, MiG-15UTI, FT-5) and fighters (F-6, Mirage-III/5, F-16A/B, Mirage F-1E, F-7P, F-7PG). Member of ‘Sherdils’ aerobatics team (1980-1982). Commanded No 8 Tac Attack Sqn, No 34 Tac Attack Wing, and PAF Base Masroor. Staff jobs included Director Operations at AHQ, and Deputy Commandant Air War College. Attended courses at Air War College and National Defence University. Retired in 2005. Now settled in Lahore.
Q2: Please tell us what the PAF F-16’s MLU-MIII and Block-52+ induction program means for PAF’s operational...
The reason I have decided to open this thread is because of uninformed and derogatory comments made by some poster about Sir Rashid Minhas. This person is totally oblivious of the facts and without knowing the facts he has made a value judgment on our National Hero who is so highly decorated as well, and for good reason. So I am going to shed some light on the incident in order to dispel some of the myths and misinformation on this incident and share how this tragedy came about.
Sir Rashid Minhas was a year and half my senior at the PAF Academy Risalpur ( Sir Minhas was from 51st GDP and I belonged to 54th GDP). When he graduated from PAF Academy Risalpur in March of 1971, I was promoted to 3rd term. Rashid Minhas was a sweet natured Flight Cadet / Officer and every one loved him for his gentle and friendly nature.
Those were very difficult times for all of us as our whole Nation was in a state of Political Turmoil. We still had Cadets and Officers/Instructors who were from...
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5 kinds of people you meet at iftar parties
See if you can identify with the following types of people:
1. The kitty party aunty
She is immaculately dressed in the latest attire, most probably donned in cigarette pants and a short kurti whether it suits her or not. Her sole purpose to be at the iftar is to show off her latest Sana Safinaz jora. She sweeps back her perfectly blow-dried hair with her neatly manicured fingers to flash her shiny trinkets, and carefully perches the dupatta on her head when the Maghrib azaan is heard, making sure her hair doesn’t ruin. She gives all the other women a body check and weighs their fashion against hers with smug satisfaction.
2. The flustered hostess
She has big shoes to fill. The last iftari she was invited to was her sister-in-law’s, which had three different kinds of samosas, four kinds sharbat, five types of chaats and seven kinds of fried savouries, dinner was more like a buffet with a multitude of...
Hi there) Every individual of every profession plays some kind of role in his/her society.
Doctor play his role,accountant,engineer,lawyer play his role etc etc.
What kind of positive thing mullahs in our country ever gave to Pakistan ?
Just put a positive contribution aside they are causing only damage to this country and destroying our youth.
A deserving educated man in this country is desperate for a job while these mullahs with a madrassa education are financially strong,have political seats at national and provisional assemblies.In the name of religion they come to politics and then start spreading their filth .You think these illiterate corrupt people have any right to take decisions for a educated hard working people in this country?
I know several madrassas who run on charities given by people for the education and food of poor orphans,but later i saw the mullahs driving luxury cars,eating at five star hotels and in private parties drinking and dancing.Do you really think...
Ahmed Quraishi shows letter that MQM's Nasreen Jalil wrote to Indian govt seeking intervention just 11 days ago..
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(Or to be exact: Pakistan's political history: mistakes we made and what lesson we can learn from them. Due to the lack of time i didn't get much time to go through it properly, ignore the grammatical errors. I hope i have not made any error. And do give it a read.)
Pakistan's political history-Part 1
The Initial Struggle
14 August 1947: Birth of Pakistan. Dawn Newspaper front page.
After decades of struggle and sacrifice Pakistan became an independent state in 14 August, 1947. Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah became the first Governor General of the newly formed state. Liaquat Ali Khan became the first Prime Minister and a government was set-up to run the state.
Initially, the newly formed state faced many problems. The refugee crisis being on top of that list, as many refugees were coming in from India, they had to be provided with the essentials. There were constant riots, lack of resources and many such problems that had to be tackled.The 1947...
It has been 30 days since my brother’s martyrdom and today, finally I have found the strength to write something about him. I just want to share who the man really was and what compelled him to jump eagerly into the furnace of bullets and explosives in Badaber Camp. He was three and a half years my senior and by the time I was able to activate my cognitive powers he was about six, seven years old. My earliest impressions of the fellow were that this guy is a fire cracker. One of the earliest incidents that I remember is that in school Isfand heard that my eldest brother, Shaheryar had been in a fight with another boy. Without any second thoughts he picked up a stick and set off in search of the said adversary. When he found him he promptly attacked him with a stick and made him flee. I was four or five at the time, even then I considered fighting with an older boy a folly but Isfand was ever unfettered by such considerations.
As time passed and we started unraveling our...
It is for those who are fond of reading history.
Nawab of Kalabagh: The Man Who Knew Too Much
By Asif Javed MD
As one enters the famous Borh House in Kalabagh, one is struck by its beauty. Borh House once served as Nawab of Kalabagh’s (NOK) guest house for his personal friends and visiting dignitaries, which included many heads of state. A young Shah Faisal stayed there. Its location, right on the western bank of the mighty Indus, is picture perfect.
The pictures on the walls and the decorations tell a lot of stories of the bygone era. NOK was once the second most powerful man in Pakistan; this was also where he would breathe his last. The present generation may not know much about him but no history of Pakistan is complete without mentioning his six years of absolute rule over what was then West Pakistan.
Nawab Amir Mohammad Khan of Kalabagh was the scion of a feudal family. In his youth, he developed a reputation for brutality—an unfortunate prerequisite for...
Maybe it is time to abandon our status as the "Islamic" "Republic" of Pakistan, and return to our secular roots which were planned by the fathers of the nation. Not a literal name change, but Pakistani people need to abandon the "Islamic Republic" ideology. Pakistan was created because Jinnah and co were afraid that in a Hindu dominated Country, there would always be episodes of violence and disagreement between the two chief religions, as Muslims of India had grown to become an almost different culture. Thus Pakistan was created so that the Muslims and Hindus can live in peace alone. Pakistan was created because the Muslim League felt the new "Hindus"tan would not be secular enough, not because it wouldn't be "Islamic" enough. Do we want to end up like the Middle East?
Also, it is embarrassing how many people believe in ridiculously stupid Jewish conspiracy theories, and hate Jews so much without having ever having seen one in their entire lives. Can a mature, mentally healthy...
Today September 6, 2015 when I am typing these words, I can hear the Pakistan’s air force jets roar in the skies of Islamabad, I can hear the television shows celebrating 50th anniversary of the defense day. The sounds of national songs, talks that television presenters are having with brave soldiers of Pakistan and parents of martyrs makes one feel emotional and confident at the same time as a Pakistani. These talks praise the bravery and valor of Pakistani soldiers who faced an enemy many times bigger in strength on September 6, 1965 through September 17, 1965. No doubt the soldiers fighting on the fronts in way of harm and death were brave and courageous; it takes lot of courage to leave the comfort of one’s home and company of loved ones to fight for defense and honor of his country and countrymen. Same must be the feeling on the other side of the border for their soldiers and for their martyrs and undoubtedly many amongst them would have fought and laid down their lives with...
Aiming to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from China, Pakistan has started construction of its seven hundred-kilometer pipeline, Radio Pakistan reported.
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while addressing the media, stated that the project will be jointly funded by Pakistan and China.
Read: China-funded LNG project to turn into Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline: petroleum minister
“Chinese funds will benefit Pakistan and allow it to complete its Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project,” Abbasi added.
According to Abbasi, Pakistan has been trying to overcome its energy crisis by importing gas from Iran however, sanctions on Iran had hampered the work on the project.
Read: Good tidings: Iran deal brightens IP gas pipeline prospects
Further stating that Gwadar port being the central hub for China Pakistan Economic Corridor, will allow Western China to gain access to warm waters.
Pakistan begins work on 700-km pipeline to import LNG from China - The...
Let me share with you another fascinating untold secret story where Brasstacks was directly involved in defending Baluchistan and Pakistan from RAW backed rebellion of Akbar Bugti in 2005-6.
By 2004-5 while TTP was being prepared for rebellion in NWFP, RAW and CIA had already launched the rebellion in Baluchistan using Nawab Akbar Bugti as the new leader of the BLA. Akbar Bugto had started attacks on the gas lines and entire Pakistan was facing gas shortages. Power lines were being destroyed, convoys were attacked, all development works of OGDC had stopped and attacks on armed force shad begun.
In Pakistan, there was govt of Musharraf BUT the political leadership was Shaukat Aziz, Chaudrey Shujaat and Mushahid Hussian running the show. They all were of the shameless view that Pakistan must accept the terms and conditions of Akbar Bugti and this war is NOT supported by RAW but is the fight for the rights of the 'angry" baluch people. State of Pakistan must surrender to the...
So, my dear Pakistanis, I'll get down to the nuts and bolts, without any introduction.
As you all know, after the nuclear deal (let's assume it materializes without any problems and that a next hawkish U.S president won't sabotage it which is unlikely), any obstacle in the way of Iran and Pakistan improving their economic relations will be removed, most importantly, the long awaited, and long delayed IP pipeline.
But the pipeline is only a part of the game, and there is a much broader scope and much more potential in economic relations: Given that Pakistan's Arab allies don't sabotage a pipeline or 'punish' Pakistan for cooperating with Iran, obviously, without any long term alternative for energy hungry Pakistan, let's imagine this pipeline is completed. There is tremendous potential in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province and Pakistan's Baluchestan. With Gwadar and Chabahar development speeding up, the whole area can witness huge economic boom, and in an ideal world, Gwadar...
Why not attack TTP in Afghanistan?
We have been reading angry comments on the page since the BKU attack that the Pakistan Armed Forces are not responding against the terrorists who are residing in Afghanistan and are enjoying the hospitality of the Afghan security forces and its govt.
Let's make this one thing clear. Nothing and no one is too far from our reach in Afghanistan, we can launch a campaign inside Afghanistan to seek out and destroy these elements where they are. The military capability is present, so is willingness. The decision to start such a campaign lies with the people of Pakistan and the Govt.
The Military will do what the Govt asks them to do, if such a campaign is started, it will take years to complete and it will cost us financial resources and casualties of our soldiers. It will also create a situation where our right wing fundamentalists will start saying that Pakistan is bombing a 'fellow Muslim brotherly cousin country of Afghanistan'. They will...
Pakistan Defence will be participating in a seminar held at PIPS on the topic of Countering Violent Extremism by Center for Pakistan and Gulf Studies as a media partner. Mr. Khalid Muhammad will represent Pakistan Defence to speak on 'Pakistan’s Limitations in the War against Extremism: Challenges and Prospects'. Pakistan Defence fans are welcomed to register for the seminar at the link provided below.
Register today to attend the seminar > SALAM | Countering Violent Extremism
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@Side-Winder , please share it on our social media pages, thank you.
Moderation team came up with an idea of interviewing prominent members of PDF, none better than @niaz bhai to start this initiative with. Before i post the interview i would like to thank @niaz bhai for finding the time for us. It has been an honour for me and @Zaki to have interviewed him. I would also like to thank the admins and moderation team for their efforts. I would also like to thank a group of members for their help and effort.
It is a long interview, i promise it's worth it.
Last comments: It is an effort on our part, it will absolutely not be perfect. Please overlook any mistakes from our part. Please share it with others, do try to share it with our younger generation i think everyone can learn a lot from this interview.
Question: Being an old...
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