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Why the Appointment of India’s New Tri-Services Ops Chief is a Big Deal

A news brief by India TV on 17th October reported that Lt Gen Taranjit Singh has been appointed the new Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) i.e. “DCIDS (Ops)” at Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters (HQ IDS). Short History of HQ IDS HQ IDS, established in November 2001, is equivalent to its Pakistani counterpart, the Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ). The head of HQ IDS is Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee

US Airman Awarded for Security of PAF’s F-16 Technology

Disclaimer: The appearance of US Department of Defence (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. The content below was extracted from a story published on 3rd October 2019 by Airman Brooke Moeder of the 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at Luke Air Force Base. Remarks quoted in verbatim have been shared without any alteration. An Airman from Luke Airforce Base in Arizona (US) was recognised for his

Assam’s Volcano is Waiting to Erupt – An Opportunity for Pakistan

Imagine living in a country your whole life, abiding by its laws, following laid-down procedures and chanting ‘Jai Hind’ for all to hear. Then one day, you wake up and find yourself declared stateless in the very territory you called home. If this may sound horrible, one cannot even begin to fathom the tragedy which befell almost 2 million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam. The Government of India

IAF’s Nightmare: Pakistan’s Familiarisation with Rafale Jets

In early February, French defence company Dassault Aviation delivered its first flagship Rafale jet to the Qatari Emir Air Force at a ceremony in Merignac, France. The aircraft is a twin-engine multi-role fighter jet which can swiftly execute a variety of missions including aerial interdiction, reconnaissance, deep strikes in adversarial territory, anti-ship attacks and nuclear deterrence. It was originally launched in 2001 with a long-term view to provide carrier-based operations

Special Report: Indian Disinformation Elements on Twitter [Part 1]

Since the abrogation of Articles 370/35-A by the BJP government in India, a certain batch of hyper-nationalist Twitter handles have been observed posting misleading disinformation against Pakistan. The support which these selected accounts receive is not limited to the general populace. In fact, several public figures have been observed interacting with them. While a plethora of such accounts exist, focused investigations have enabled shortlisting of only those accounts which have

Information Warfare against China-Pak Economic Corridor

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a cornerstone of Beijing’s regional geo-integration via its famed One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. The strategic implications of this project are simply too large to ignore, both for its beneficiaries and critics. Presently, no other country provides the ideal sea-to-land routes from Indian Ocean to Central Asia, as does Pakistan. For China, perhaps the only concern in our particular region is the ongoing

Pakistan and Oman can help Defuse the Saudi-Iran Standoff

The standoff between two diametrically-opposed ideological regimes in Riyadh and Tehran can be defused if neutral countries like Pakistan and Oman together make concerted efforts to reduce the level of distrust and misconceptions between two important Muslim states which rank among the world’s top ten oil-producing countries. Related: Regional Geosectarianism and Role of Pakistan Historically, Pakistan has tried its best to balance its fragile relationships between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan Security Review 2015

The Worldfolio, a renowned global content service provider, released a report in October acknowledging the increased political and economic stability in Pakistan. The report specially noted that terrorist incidents had declined by 70% in 2015 as compared to 2014. Pakistan Insider presents a timeline of the most prominent events from the previous year which showcases improvements in domestic and foreign-assisted programs to counter terrorism, violence and extremism. The timeline will

The Polish Godfather Of Pakistan’s Space And Missile Programs

Did you know that 46 airforce veterans of World War II from Poland contributed to Pakistan’s aerial defence? One exceptional Polish officer’s profile is presented here for your information. Władysław Józef Marian Turowicz (Władysław Turowicz) was a renowned aeronautical engineer and military scientist. He was born to Polish parents in Zubir, Siberia, in 1908. Education Turowicz was fascinated by aviation technology since childhood. He had a large collection of aircraft

Pakistan In And Out: Domestic And International Travel Insights – infographic

Did you know that Karachi is the most visited city of Pakistan in terms of incoming and outgoing travelers; and that, most travelers to Pakistan come from the United Kingdom. Surprising Han… Take a look at the infographic below, produced by Jovago, and see more domestic and international travel insights of Pakistan. Note: The statistics in the infographic are based on a survey of all the travelers who made bookings through Jovago (an online