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‘No bitterness or hatred’, IAF man’s daughter to Pakistani pilot


August 11th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) In a profoundly humane gesture, the daughter of an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot has accepted an apology from the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) ... Read more...

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Pakistan foreign minister leaves for Ajmer


July 28th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 28 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar arrived at the Jaipur International Airport from Delhi Thursday and after a brief halt due to bad weather proceeded to ... Read more...

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Citing India, right to appeal sought in Pakistan


July 19th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Two former soldiers and four civilians sentenced to death for trying to assassinate then Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf have moved the Supreme Court, asking it ... Read more...

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Time for mid-term polls has passed: Gilani


July 4th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) The time for mid-term polls in Pakistan is over and the opposition should prepare for the next elections, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."The ... Read more...

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Vacate airbase in Balochistan, Pakistan tells US


June 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 30 (IANS) Pakistan has told the US to withdraw its troops from the Shamsi airbase in Balochistan that has been used to launch drone attacks, a media report ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army got only $1.4 bn American aid: Kayani


June 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The Pakistani Army used only $1.4 billion of the total $8.6 billion US funding made available over the last decade, not $13-15 billion as reported, according ... Read more...

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Pakistan air base put on high alert after terror tip-off


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, June 2 (IANS) High alert was issued at Pakistan Air Force Chaklala air base following a warning from an intelligence agency that terrorists may target it, a media report ... Read more...

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Karachi attack: Navy blames air force for poor security


May 30th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 30 (IANS) The Pakistan Navy Monday blamed the air force for poor security conditions at a naval base in Karachi - where 14 people were killed in ... Read more...

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Pakistan to get 50 fighter jets from China


May 19th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) China will hand over 50 multi-role combat aircraft to Pakistan, it was reported here Thursday.Pakistan will get the 50 JF-17 Thunder aircraft "in weeks", Dawn ... Read more...

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Pakistan may shoot down US drones if allowed: Air force chief


May 14th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) If necessary orders are given, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) may shoot down US drones that enter the country's airspace to bombard the northwestern region bordering ... Read more...

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Pakistan detected US planes near border before Osama raid


May 9th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force radars had detected six US aicraft flying close to the Afghanistan border before the US helicopters carrying commandos sneaked into the country ... Read more...

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Probe how US choppers flew undetected: Pakistani daily


May 9th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) An inquiry is needed to look into "gaps in the defence and security system" that allowed US helicopters to fly deep inside Pakistan undetected during the ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM’s aircraft develops mid-air snag


May 6th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's special aircraft had to return to Paris after it developed a snag mid-air, it was reported here.The aircraft had ... Read more...

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Gilani lays stress on close defence ties with France


May 4th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, May 4(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has once again laid stress on having close cooperation with France in security and defence matters, and has termed it as a ... Read more...

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Nut graph on combat jet contenders


April 28th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Following is a nut graph on the six combat jets that were in contention for an Indian order for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft ... Read more...

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Pakistan Air Force ready to tackle any aggression against nation: Qamar Suleman


April 28th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is ready to tackle any aggression against the country, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, has said."We are aware ... Read more...

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Govt wants to modernise Pakistan Air Force: Gilani


April 28th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): The Pakistan Government wants to modernise the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and make it the world's leading air force, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani made these ... Read more...

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Pak F-16 fighter jets capable of shooting down CIA drones: Ex-PAEC head


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 23(ANI): Pakistan has the capability to shoot down CIA-operated drones, former Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) head Dr Samar Mubarak Mand has said.Talking to media persons, the nuclear scientist ... Read more...

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Mid-air collision averted in Pakistan


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 20 (IANS) A mid-air collision between a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft and a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft was averted thanks to swift action from the passenger jet ... Read more...

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Pak F-16 fighter jets can’t target US drones: Rehman Malik


April 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the Pakistan Air Force cannot shoot down unmanned US drones.Malik said the altitude of the drones is much higher than ... Read more...

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Complaint against Gilani’s pilots for smoking in public


March 31st, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A police complaint was filed Wednesday against the pilots of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's special aircraft for smoking in public.In his complaint, city-based ... Read more...

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On World Cup day, Chandigarh airport tackles record 98 flights


March 30th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) On a normal day just around 12 flights arrive and take off at Chandigarh airport. But Wednesday was different with 49 flights, mostly chartered, arriving ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM Gilani in India for World Cup semifinal (Lead)


March 30th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) Hoping to better ties between the two countries, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived here Wednesday to watch the high-voltage World Cup cricket semifinal ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM Gilani arrives in Chandigarh


March 30th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) Hoping to better ties between the two countries, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived here Wednesday to watch the high-voltage World Cup cricket semifinal ... Read more...

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Pakistan does not want n-arms race, says air force chief


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan wants to follow a policy of peaceful co-existence in the Asian region and does not wish to enter into a nuclear arms race, the country's ... Read more...

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US drones continue to hover over North Waziristan


March 20th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Despite the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) putting its aircraft on a state of high alert, about a dozen US drones continue hovering over Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency (NWA) ... Read more...

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Pak Air Force on ‘high alert’ following US drone strike


March 19th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is reportedly on a high alert, and is conducting strict vigilance of the country's airspace after a US drone attack in North Waziristan killed ... Read more...

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Pakistan air force on high alert


March 19th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has intensified air patrolling over the country's northwestern tribal areas after a US drone attack killed over 40 people recently, ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Chinese air forces conduct joint exercise


March 19th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Pakistani and Chinese air forces are currently conducting joint exercises at an undisclosed location in Pakistan, according to a media report.Combat aircraft, pilots and technicians of ... Read more...

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Kayani lauds Pak Air Force role in counterterrorism operations


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 11(ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has lauded the role of the country's air force in the war against terrorists, who he said have "disrupted peace and ... Read more...

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Former ISI officer killed by Taliban (Lead)


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) "Colonel Imam", a former officer of Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) abducted in March 2010, was Sunday killed by the Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan, media reports said.The ... Read more...

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Freed militant commander wanted to target Pak nukes


December 30th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 30 (ANI): Qari Saifullah Akhtar, the al-Qaeda-linked ameer of the Harkatul Jehadul Islami (HUJI), has been freed by Pakistan's Punjab government under mysterious circumstances despite the fact that he ... Read more...

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Chinese Premier Wen ends Pakistan visit


December 19th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 19 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao concluded his three-day visit to Pakistan on Sunday after addressing a joint session of the country's Parliament.Pakistani Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani and ... Read more...

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Chinese premier given extraordinary welcome in Pakistan


December 17th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao reached Islamabad from New Delhi Friday as Pakistan Air Force aircraft escorted his official plane to Chaklala airbase where his Pakistani counterpart ... Read more...

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Pilot recalls bombing mission in 1971 liberation war


December 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) A pilot who deserted the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to fight the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971 Thursday recalled having bombed the Chitttagong port and damaging two Pakistani ... Read more...

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