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Pakistan, China Air Forces Started Shaheen VI Exercise

On September 7, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) began their bilateral air exercise – Shaheen VI – China. The annually-held exercise, which will conclude on September 27, involves as many as 19 PAF fighter and support aircraft. Pakistan’s state-owned Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reports that the PLAAF contingent for Shaheen VI includes ...

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Pakistan’s Military Industrial Base is Better Than India’s: General Sarath Chand

Pakistan’s military industrial base is “better” than India’s, said India’s Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, as he “slammed” the performance of ordnance factories at home, Times of India reported. According to the Indian daily, Chand said on Tuesday that “Pakistan probably has a better industrial base, as far as defence production is concerned, than our ...

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India might hit Pakistan, warns US Defence Intelligence Agency Chief

WASHINGTON: India might strike Pakistan in order to teach him a lesson over the increasing cross border attacks, Head of the US Defence Intelligence Agency has informed the US Senate Armed Services Committee.A senior intelligence official from the United States has warned that India is considering punitive actions against Pakistan.  ​ READ MORE: Pakistan Foreign Office reacts strongly to Indian Defence Minister provocative statement“India ...

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PAKISTAN EXPECTED TO ORDER ITS JF-17 BLOCK-IIIS IN 2017

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is expected to place its formal order for 50 JF-17 Block-IIIs from the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) in the first half of 2017, reports Alan Warnes (on Asian Military Review). These are part of the initial allotment of 150 JF-17s the PAF committed to when it signed onto the program in 1999. Currently, the PAF ...

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China, Pakistan to deploy warships to safeguard Gwadar port

China will deploy its naval vessels in coordination with the Pakistan Navy to safeguard the Gwadar port in Balochistan and trade under a bilateral trade corridor, according to a media report on Friday. Besides the joint deployment of warships, Pakistan is considering the purchase of super-fast vessels from China and Turkey for a special squadron to be positioned at Gwadar ...

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Pakistan and France sign MoU on technical collaboration for JF-17 Thunder

KARACHI: Pakistan Air Force signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a French company on technical collaboration in production of JF-17 Thunder jets during the ongoing IDEAS 2016 defence expo on Thursday. As per the MoU, the French company will provide technical assistance to Pakistan Air Force for electrification of JF-17 Thunder jets. Air Commodore Waqar Haider signed the said ...

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Pakistan’s New Chinese Submarines will likely carry Nuclear-Capable CJ-10K LACMs

In a brief report published by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, a Pakistani-government-funded think tank, more details of Pakistan’s new Chinese submarines have been disclosed. The report also assesses Pakistan’s pursuit of developing nuclear submarine and desire to acquire ASW capability. Excerpts: To counter Indian naval buildup, Pakistan agreed to purchase eight new submarines from China in March 2015, ...

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Indian, Afghan Intelligence Agencies Supporting Terrorism in Pakistan: IB Chief

Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director General Aftab Sultan, while speaking in the Senate standing committee meeting on Tuesday, said a large number of terrorists arrested during the last three years had connections with and were working for the Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies. “Out of the 865 terrorists arrested during the last three years, a significant number had connections with India’s ...

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