Pakistan Air Force

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IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

09 Aug 2019

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army in February, is set to resume flying soon.

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

13 Apr 2019

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, the country's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said.

J&K: Two Pakistani Air Force jets go supersonic near LoC

13 Mar 2019

J&K: Two Pakistani Air Force jets go supersonic near LoC

Amid the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, the Indian air defense radars have reportedly detected two fighter jets of the Pakistan Air Force go supersonic only 10 km from the Line of Control (LoC).

Foreign Secretary Gokhale to discuss regional, global issues with Pompeo

11 Mar 2019

Foreign Secretary Gokhale to discuss regional, global issues with Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale today, during which the two officials are likely to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest.

US Secretary of State, British NSA discussed Indo-Pak situation

09 Mar 2019

US Secretary of State, British NSA discussed Indo-Pak situation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with British NSA Mark Sedwill the current situation between India and Pakistan and the efforts to reduce tensions between the two South Asian neighbors, the State Department said.

US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists

08 Mar 2019

US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists

The US has asked Pakistan to take "sustained and irreversible" actions against terrorist groups operating from its territory, according to a top State Department official.

Prepared to proactively engage with any threat from Pakistan: IAF

07 Mar 2019

Prepared to proactively engage with any threat from Pakistan: IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said it was in a "high state of preparedness" for engaging proactively with any kind of perceived threat from Pakistan.

Pakistan to send envoy Sohail Mahmood back to India: Qureshi

06 Mar 2019

Pakistan to send envoy Sohail Mahmood back to India: Qureshi

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi today said that his country is sending its envoy, Sohail Mahmood, back to India and is ready to engage with New Delhi to reduce tensions, which are "de-escalating" due to diplomatic efforts by countries like the US, China, and Russia.

Rajasthan Education Minister wants lesson on Abhinandan Varthaman in schoolbooks

05 Mar 2019

Rajasthan Education Minister wants lesson on Abhinandan Varthaman in schoolbooks

Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra today said that he wants state government wants to include a lesson on Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in the school textbooks.

Pakistan uses F-16 against India, US seeks more information

02 Mar 2019

Pakistan uses F-16 against India, US seeks more information

After Pakistan used F-16 jets to target military installments in India earlier this week, the United States is seeking more information.

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resumes shelling in Pooch district

28 Feb 2019

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resumes shelling in Pooch district

After a lull of a few hours, Pakistani troops, on Thursday afternoon began shelling forward Indian positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

27 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.

India v/s Pakistan: A comparison of military strength and weapons

26 Feb 2019

India v/s Pakistan: A comparison of military strength and weapons

In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, ties between India and Pakistan have sharply deteriorated.

19-minute long operation: How IAF planned strikes on JeM's camp

26 Feb 2019

19-minute long operation: How IAF planned strikes on JeM's camp

Rattling Pakistan and delivering a strong message that India won't tolerate actions of terrorism, Indian Air Force struck a terrorist training camp on Tuesday.

India Strikes Back: IAF's successful operation lauded by politicians

26 Feb 2019

India Strikes Back: IAF's successful operation lauded by politicians

In a huge overnight operation, Indian Air Force completely destroyed terror camps in Pakistan days after Jaish-e-Mohammed executed the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred.

China to sell drones to Pakistan, after India's S-400 deal

09 Oct 2018

China to sell drones to Pakistan, after India's S-400 deal

On the back of India sealing a deal with Russia for the acquisition of sophisticated S-400 missile defence systems, Chinese state media has announced that Beijing is selling 48 high-end military drones to its "all-weather ally" Pakistan.

Two Pak Air Force pilots killed in crash during training

26 Jun 2018

Two Pak Air Force pilots killed in crash during training

Two Pakistan Air Force pilots were killed today when their training jet crashed at a Peshawar airbase during a routine mission.

Another blast kills 2 in Lahore

23 Feb 2017

Another blast kills 2 in Lahore

An explosion went off in the defence area in Lahore, killing 2 people and injuring at least 10 others. Authorities are suspecting that the blast was caused by a faulty generator, but they have yet to ascertain the cause of the blast.

Sehwan Attack: Pakistan Air Force kills 'many' terrorists

22 Feb 2017

Sehwan Attack: Pakistan Air Force kills 'many' terrorists

Sources said Pakistan killed five terrorists and destroyed three militant hideouts of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam and ISIS in Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan.

Pakistan: Three bombers killed in twin blasts in Charsadda

21 Feb 2017

Pakistan: Three bombers killed in twin blasts in Charsadda

Twin blasts occurred on Tuesday outside a local sessions court in the Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Pakistani security forces kill 100 terrorists following major terror attack

18 Feb 2017

Pakistani security forces kill 100 terrorists following major terror attack

Pakistani security forces said they had neutralized 100 terrorists across the country, a day after an IS bomber killed 80 at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine.

Pak: 72 killed in ISIS linked suicide attack

17 Feb 2017

Pak: 72 killed in ISIS linked suicide attack

At least 72 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at one of Pakistan's oldest and most revered Sufi shrines, during Thursday evening prayers.