Islamabad has denied being a part of the 34-nation Islamic military alliance against terrorism announced by the Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman.
The Saudi Arabian news agency has mentioned Pakistan together with Malaysia, UAE and Qatar being in the Saudi-led alliance which will establish a control center in Riyadh to coordinate operations against terrorist groups in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan among others.
A senior official of Pakistan’s Foreign Office quoted by Express Tribune said they were gathering details about the newly formed alliance. “We came to know about it (the alliance) through news reports. We have asked our ambassador in Saudi Arabia to get details on it,” he said,
Pakistan seems to have been caught off guard by the Saudi announcement as a senior government functionary told The Express Tribune that he could not confirm whether Pakistan had joined the Saudi alliance.“We have been cooperating with Saudi Arabia on counter-terrorism efforts but I am not sure we are going to be part of any military alliance.”
Pakistan had never joined any military alliance without UN backing; the official said adding that was the reason why it did not join the Yemeni conflict on the side of Saudi Arabia.
The senior official threw another surprise stating that Pakistan would not send its troops on foreign soil even if Islamabad become part of this new coalition.
Saudi Arabia today announced a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism with a joint operations center based in Riyadh. According to an official statement published by the Saudi news agency,"the countries here mentioned have decided on the formation of a military alliance led by Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism
The Yemeni rebel army with a backing from Houthi Ansarullah movement have hit a sixth Saudi warship by a missile since October 7 this year. According to PressTv which quoted a Yemeni Arabic al-Masirah news website, the Yemeni rebel army hit a Saudi military vessel by a missile off Mukha coast in Taizz early on Saturday
Pakistan Navy has deployed a special marine battalion for increased all-round surveillance at Gwadar Port ahead of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. “A special Marine Battalion has been raised for security of Gwadar, Chinese engineers and delegates visiting the port,” Radio Pakistan was quoted as reporting by Dawn news daily Tuesday
Lockheed To Supply US Army With High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Launchers
Leonardo, Northrop To Update ENAV Ground-to-Air Communications Equipment To Manage Italian Airspace
Russian Helicopters to Start 3D Printing of Helicopter Parts
Aeralis Signs MoU With Thales Training, Simulation System For UK’s Tempest Fighter...
Turkish Aerospace Uncovers Fifth-gen TF-X Jet Mock-up at Paris Air Show 2019
China Displays ‘Upgraded’ FC-31 Stealth Jet Model at Paris Airshow 2019
Dearth of Fighter Jets In Paris Air Show Aerial Displays
India To Give The Final Go-ahead To $1.7 Billion C-295 Transport Aircraft
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...
The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running...