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S Korea hails new military pact with US

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    A new South Korea-US pact providing for a joint military response even to low-level provocation by North Korea offers an added deterrent at a time of elevated tension, the South’s defence ministry said Monday. The two allies signed the military agreement on Friday in a move likely to fuel fresh outrage in Pyongyang which has spent the past ... Read More »

Libya to spend billions on defence

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  The Libyan government is looking to spend at least 6 billion dinars (Dh17.15bn) on defence and national security in the coming year with fighter jets and naval frigates among the high-end items on the country’s shopping list. Colonel Abd El Nasser Busnina, a senior officer in the Libyan Air Force, sat in the cockpit of a US$50 million (Dh183.6m) Eurofighter ... Read More »

Indian Defence minister admits corruption in VVIP chopper deal

Defence minister admits corruption in VVIP chopper deal

  Defence minister AK Antony on alleged corruption in the Agusta Westland helicopter deal, today said CBI is ‘vigorously’ pursuing the matter. “My commitment to Parliament stands. I do feel somebody has taken money. The enquiry is at a crucial stage. We will not show mercy to anybody and will take action however powerful he may be,” he said, adding ... Read More »

Pakistan, Iraq to sign defence cooperation pact

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BAGHDAD (INP)  – Pakistan and Iraq have agreed in principle to sign an agreement soon to enhance their defence cooperation. Under the agreement, likely to be signed with the installation of new government in Pakistan, Iraq’s Armed Forces personnel will be given training by the Pakistani side, said Shah M. Jamal, Pakistan’s Ambassador in Baghdad. It will also include participation ... Read More »

Army Chief Kayani Meets US Secretary Of State John Kerry

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  RAWALPINDI: Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who is on a scheduled visit to Jordan, met US Secretary of State Mr John Kerry at Amman, last night. According to ISPR, both of them discussed reconciliation process in Afghanistan and security issues concerning South Asian Region. ISPR said Secretary Kerry is on a visit to Middle East, and was in ... Read More »

General Kayani arrives in Jordan

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RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reached Amman on an official visit on Sunday. As per ISPR statement, during two days of stay at Jordan, COAS will call on various Jordanian officials, particularly the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Lieutenant General Mashal Muhammad Al Zaben, to exchange views on bilateral relations as well ... Read More »

India, China discuss new border defence pact

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Indian and Chinese troops may stop tailing each other’s patrols on the border. The two neighbouring countries are also expected to finalise a joint counter-terrorism exercise involving both armies. A number of other confidence-building measures were also discussed during a meeting between the Defence Secretaries of the two countries. China has also proposed that the two sides not fire on ... Read More »

1965 War Hero M.M Alam Laid to Rest With Full Military Honors(VIDEO)

1965 War Hero M.M Alam Laid to Rest With Full Military Honors

Following the funeral prayers at PAF Masroor Air Base, the decorated war veteran was laid to rest with full military honours. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Core Commander Let Gen Mohammad Ejaz Chaudhry, DG Rangers Maj. Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt and a number of war veterans attended the funeral. Speaking to the media, Air ... Read More »

The Most Expensive Jet Ever Built

The Most Expensive Jet Ever Built

  Thanks to the sequester, the Defense Department is now required to cut more than $40 billion this fiscal year out of its $549 billion budget. But one program that’s unlikely to take a significant hit is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, despite the fact that it’s almost four times more expensive than any other Pentagon weapons program that’s in the works. We’ve compiled some of the most ... Read More »

India, Egypt to step up defence ties

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In a sign of thaw in ties, India and Egypt agreed to intensify their defence relationship which had remained in a limbo while Cairo moved away from New Delhi after a period of intense cooperation on the international stage in the 1950s. “We also agreed to enhance our defence exchanges and cooperation,” said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after a summit ... Read More »