Defence

Pakistan Appoints New Maritime Security Chief for CPEC

On 4th November, Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi took charge as Commander Coast (COMCOAST) from Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani. The ceremony was held at PNS Qasim, Karachi. The officer was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1986. He is a graduate of Royal College of Defence Studies (UK), National Defence University (Pakistan) and Naval Staff College (Philippines). He has a Masters Degree in National Security & War

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

Pakistan Was An Observer In USCENTCOM Exercise ‘Regional Cooperation 2019’

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Wanted: A Functioning Defence Minister in ‘Naya Pakistan’

India’s purported “strikes” on Balakot passed. Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) along the LoC by Indian security forces are on the rise. Meanwhile, the BJP leadership is flexing its muscles, issuing hard-worded statements with long-term implications. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, former Home Minister a reformist czar, recently suggested his country may not necessarily abide by the No First Use (NFU) nuclear policy. In Pakistan, the absence of a functioning Defence Minister

Kulbhushan Jadhav

ISPR has confirmed that arrested Indian agent has been sentenced to death, a press release issued by ISPR on April 10, 2017. It states,” An Indian agent, Naval officer 41558z Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadav was arrested on March 3,2016 after a Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan”. The spy has been tried through Field General Court Martial (FCGM) under Pakistan

Pakistan’s Attack Submarine Fleet to be modernized by Turkey

An STM press statement shows that the Turkish government-owned defense contractor won the contract for upgrading three Agosta 90B-classic diesel-electric attack submarine provided with air-independent thrust systems. It also stated that these submarines are currently being used by the Pakistan Navy. The deal was finalized on 22nd June in Rawalpindi where both, the Pakistan’s Ministry of Defense Production and STM were present and supervised the contract. Executives from the Turkish

Pakistan Army wins gold medal in Exercise Cambrian Petrol in UK

A team of Pakistan Army won a gold medal in UK’s Army premier patrolling event called Exercise Cambrian Petrol. The good news was made public by Pakistan Defence when they tweeted the following statement: “This year, the 59 Punjab from 37th Division / 1 Corps represented Pakistan Army in Cambrian Petrol in the UK and won a Gold medal” The British Army in Wales also lauded Pakistan Army in their

China to provide 8 submarines to Pakistan in next 11 years

In a recent development, China will provide 8 submarines to Pakistan Navy over a period of next 11 years. Four submarines will be constructed in China and they would be provided to Pakistan in the mid of 2022-23. Remaining 4 subs will be constructed in Karachi Shipyard and they will be handed over to Pakistan in 2028. The news was stated by the Chief Project Director of Submarine while briefing

Pakistan Army wins International Sniper Competition in Beijing

A team of Pakistan Army has won the International Sniper Competition held in Beijing, tweeted by General Asim Bajwa. Pakistan Army secured 1st position in all the individual and team events of the competition. Naik Arshad of Pakistan Army was declared the best sniper of the competition. The competition was held in Beijing from 22nd August. The event attracted 42 snipers from various countries including China, Russia, France, Israel and

Pakistan Air Force is set to take part in US drill alongside UAE, Israel jets

The Pakistan Air Force is set to participate in an extensive aerial exercise in the United States later this month. According to the reports, teams from United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel air forces will also be taking part in the Red Flag air-to-air combat exercise in Nevada. The Aviationist, website devoted to reports on military aviation, stated that 6 Pakistani combat jets had already arrived in US. Moreover, it