Pakistan has threatened to drop US as a supplier of military aircraft if Washington tries to downgrade its relationship with Islamabad.
Pakistan currently buys F-16 fighters and it would like to buy more F-16s, but we do have other options. We have a long relationship with both the French and the Chinese, and we have been developing the JF-17 alongside the Chinese, which in many ways meets or even exceeds the specifications of the F-16, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was quoted as saying in an interview with Financial Times on Sunday.
The US Donald Trump administration in August criticised Islamabad for providing safe havens to terrorists. The US had even hinted at imposing sanctions on Pakistani officials having links with militants.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had warned last Monday that any targeted sanctions against Pakistani officials would not help in US counter-terrorism efforts. Pakistan in this context has started looking out for regional support in the wake of scathing remarks from Trump.
The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan has been in contact with two veto-wielding powers - China and Russia - who have opposed the American policy of putting undue pressure on Pakistan.
Pakistans Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) has confirmed that Pakistan has received four Mil Mi-35M attack helicopters from Russia. A statement issued by Brig Gen Waheed Mumtaz, director general of the DEPO, noted, “The contract was signed, we received all four [Mi-35M] and now we get new equipment”,
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-7 PG single-engine, lightweight fighter aircraft crashed near Sargodha on Thursday, according to PAF spokesperson. One PAF official, identified as Lieutenant Bilal, suffered a leg fracture as a result of the incident,
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) inducted five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft into its inventory on August 9 for the primary training of its pilots at 401 Flying Training School (FTS), Kaduna. At the same time, 16 ab-initio student pilots, including 2 female cadets, graduated from the 401 FTS
An American based think-tank has said that Pakistan has built a ‘hardened, secure, underground nuclear warheads complex in a remote mountainous region in Balochistan province. The Institute for Science and International Security said its observation is based on satellite imagery and investigation, PTI reported Friday
International orders for Pakistans Super Mushshak basic trainer aircraft have totaled 144 since 2016 making it one of the most successful aircraft projects to come out of Asia. In terms of the number of countries which ordered the Super Mushshak, the PAC-built plane has left behind better known brands in the crowded basic air force trainer market including the Pilatus PC-9, Beechcraft T-6A, Embraer Super Tucano, Korean KT-1 Woongbi and the Grob G 120TP
The US President has requested an approval from Congress for a new wave of funding to support a missile defense system, US Navy ships repair and his new Asia strategy. “The request includes an additional $4
US President Donald Trump has urged Japan to buy more American-made military gear to reduce the US trade deficit with Japan. "He will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment from the United States," Trump said with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe standing next to him, replying to a question about Japan's missile defense system in light of the growing threat from North Korea,
The Pakistan Navy held a demonstration of live firing anti-ship missiles from a helicopter Saturday. In the demonstration of fire power, Pakistan Navy Helicopters, Sea King, fired air to surface anti-ship missile which successfully hit to the target with pinpoint accuracy in North Arabian Sea
The US administration reportedly plans to ease rules on American manufacturers selling small guns and assault rifles overseas. The US State Department is working to move US governments authorization of exports of non-military firearms and ammunition to the Commerce Departments jurisdiction keeping the military grade exports under State Department jurisdiction,
The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has raised objections over the new seven-storey building housing the US Embassy in Islamabad that it would allow surveillance of the government offices in its vicinity. The AGP expressed reservations claiming that ‘the rooftop of the building could be utilized to install surveillance devices that can be used to spy government offices in the surrounding
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