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The army said Dalwinder Singh, 23 years old, who had inadvertently crossed into Pakistan on March 6, 2017, at a village in Kasur district has been returned to Indian Border Security Forces by Pakistan paramilitary Rangers at Wahga Check Post after due legal process. "Dalwinder Singh was thankful ...
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A Pakistani human rights group that has accused the military of widespread abuses as it battles Islamist militants in Pakistan's rugged border region with neighboring Afghanistan has emerged as a force among the country's Pashtun minority, drawing tens of thousands to rallies ... Pakistan army

The big takeaway from Operation Brasstacks was the capability of Indian forces to launch a swift offensive campaign. The exercise took place during a "particularly sensitive period" when tensions between India and Pakistan were high, and tested Indian's readiness to meet any eventuality on the ... military
The figures also do not include Rs260 billion allocated for the pensions of military personnel, which will be given from the civilian budget. Out of the whole defence budget, Pakistan Army gets 47 per cent, 20 per cent goes to Pakistan Air Force, and Pakistan Navy gets around 10 per cent, said ...
He said Saudi Arabia had also learnt from the Pakistani government and armed forces strategy. He said the Islamic Joint Military Alliance admired Pakistan government and armed forces' strategy to eliminate terrorism. He said terrorists wanted to create sense of insecurity among people by carrying ...

This is for the first time that Pakistani and Indian troops would take part in any joint military drills scheduled to be held in Russia in August this year. ... During his weekly media briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the Indian forces used heavy automatic weapons, mortars and ...
On November 20, 2017, Indian news website The Quartz published an article titled 'Inside Pakistan's biggest business conglomerate: the Pakistan military', written by Indian army general, Kamal Davar. Throughout the article, Davar seems to be making futile attempts to malign Pakistan's armed forces by ...
Pakistani and Indian forces will conduct military drills together for the first-time ever in August this year. According to a report in an Indian newspaper, the two ... Eight countries, including Pakistan, India, China and Russia, will participate in the military exercise. Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ...
In his meeting with the COAS, Russian Ground Forces Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Oleg Salyukov said his country was interested in expanding the existing military cooperation with Pakistan. Gen Bajwa, too, expressed Pakistan's desire to enhance bilateral military engagements with Russia.
If Pakistan's political history is any guide, any ethnic and nationalist movement directly challenging the military or its approach to the domestic and foreign policy of Pakistan have either been silenced with force or have been tamed into accepting the status quo. The PTM's entire agenda is focused on ...
Pakistan is using recently surrendered people and military-backed local death squad members to arrest, torture and humiliate tribal notables who are not allowing Pakistan to loot the natural resources of their regions. In Laidov area Pakistan forces have made a new military camp where Pakistani forces ...
The shop-owners expressed complete satisfaction on the decision to form the committee and the role of Pakistan Army. Major General Ghafoor added that residents of the tribal areas had joined hands with the forces to make great sacrifices for the establishment of peace, adding that operations conducted ...
Its decade-long war against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has centred mainly on ethnic Pashtun areas. While public criticism of the army is rare, the PTM's rallies have been marked by the openness of its leaders to call out the security forces. For its part, the army has been critical of the movement.
He asserts the former military ruler turned politician, during his nine-year reign, violated his oath to defend Pakistan and protect its people by selling ... Ordinance to investigate retired personnel of the armed forces, previously thought impossible credited to another initiative of Rahim to hold former top brass ...
NEW YORK: Pakistan's permanent ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday said that the politicians and the armed forces are on the same page to ensure upholding and promotion of democracy. “This would only be the second time in the history of Pakistan that an elected government ...
The term force posture means policies for military deployment and guidelines for goals such as deterrence and defeat. The Indian force posture has been Pakistan centric with broader targets like destabilising the country. Lt Gen Jamil talked in detail about the Indian designs while speaking at a seminar on ...

A new civil rights movement in Pakistan is galvanizing a rapidly growing following among the country's ethnic Pashtun minority by doing the nearly unthinkable: openly accusing the powerful and popular Pakistani military establishment of being “oppressors” who kill or whisk away Pashtuns by the ...
... Afghan forces. They were taken to a hospital in Thall Garrison. Military officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan held a flag meeting at a location near the border to hold ceasefire. According to local officials, the armed tribesmen who took position along the border to provide backup support to Pakistani troops ...
The officials said the Afghan security forces responded. Dand-e-Ptan district is close to Zazi Maidan district of eastern Khost province – both of which border Parachinar district in Kurram Agency in Pakistan. Zazi Maidan on Sunday came under fire by Pakistani troops. Clashes broke out when the Pakistani troops reportedly ...
“Yesterday (Sunday) the Pakistani military forces first launched an attack on Jandighar area of Zazi Maidan district of Khost province, such an action is not acceptable to us; we warn Pakistan against conducting such attacks in future,” said the 203rd Thunder Corps commander, General Shaur Gul.
“Army, Police and NDS (National Directorate of Security) forces have reached Zazi Maidan district and they will respond to the Pakistan military attacks,” said Gul Agha Rohani 303 Spinghar Police Corps' acting commander. Clashes between Khost residents and Pakistani military personnel broke out in Zazi Maidan district ...
Afghanistan has returned the dead bodies of five Pakistani soldiers to Pakistan following clashes near the two countries' disputed border, Afghan officials say. Hukum Khan Habibi ... Pakistani forces have continued to build border fortifications, sparking numerous clashes along the border. The fencing has ...
And so it goes; the gas that powers the cooker, the cement used to build many Pakistani houses, the electricity for the lights, the petrol in the car, travel ... Between its army, navy and air force, Pakistan boasts a standing strength of 650,000 soldiers, the world's sixth-biggest military force in its fifth-most ... soldiers
Jordan's military band mesmerised the audience with their rendition of Pakistani national songs. Contingents of the army, navy, air force, special services groups, Frontier Corps, Rangers Islamabad, police, women officers, nursing officers, boy scouts and girl guides also took part in the parade. Following ... soldiers
Thousands have disappeared after being picked up by the Pakistani security forces and their families are living in a state of an unending fear and helplessness with no knowledge of the whereabouts of their kins," he said. "The Pakistani military establishment in connivance with the racist Pakistan People's ... soldiers
Pakistani military leaders contend their renewed push to bring insurgents to the table has led to the change in behavior. ... Pakistan maintains security forces have eliminated all militant sanctuaries on its soil, but Taliban insurgents use nearly three million Afghan refugees as cover and military operations ... soldiers
Don't just grab anything off the bookshelf: Our reviewer highlights some of the best military nonfiction offerings so far this year. ... A first-time author takes you through boot camp and beyond, and a noted journalist explores the foibles of funding and fighting in Afghanistan while trying to deal with Pakistan. soldiers
The fear of escalating a conflict with Pakistan to the nuclear level has prevented India from retaliating to these provocations with the massive use of its superior conventional force. India desisted from retaliating against terrorist bases or Pakistani military installations even when a massive terrorist operation ... soldiers
... Pakistan - Pakistani police have registered cases against a young ethnic Pashtun rights activist for criticising the country's powerful military during the latest ... and widespread rights violations in South Waziristan and elsewhere, including the collective punishment of civilians for attacks on security forces. soldiers
Following the recent Senate election, the ruling party, which for some time has been under tremendous pressure from various state institutions for its anti-military and anti-judiciary stance, has accused anti-democratic forces in Pakistan of not wanting the strengthening of true democracy in Pakistan. Clearly ... soldiers
ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir on Tuesday informed the National Assembly that as many as 1, 671 Pakistani armed forces personnel have ... This comes after Pakistan Army announced on February 15, that it was deploying troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security pact. soldiers
March 12: The News report by Web Desk states that in a simple but impressive ceremony held at Air headquarters, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was awarded with United States Legion of Merit - the highest military award of US armed forces awarded to any foreign ... soldiers
During the ceremony, Chief of Staff US Air Force lauded PAF Air Chief's strong commitment in fight against terrorism and tireless advocacy for the advancement of Pakistan Air Force capabilities that greatly contributed in bringing peace and stability in the region. He was of the view that Air Chief's personal ... soldiers
And how the president has “unleashed the full range of American military might.” And how “reality and facts and a relentless pursuit of victory will guide us.” And how U.S. forces have “crushed the enemy in the field” (or at least “put the Taliban on the defensive”) in “this fight for freedom in Afghanistan,” ... soldiers
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has fielded a squadron of new Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 “Thunder” combat aircraft, according to a recent report by the Associated Press of Pakistan. The multi-role fighter jets are stationed at Pakistan's Samungli Base near Quetta, the provincial capital of ... soldiers
The armed forces account for 6 percent of Bangladesh's annual budget, totaling $3.2 billion in the year 2017-2018, according to official statistics. ... The Bangladesh military inherited both the institutional framework of its British Indian and Pakistan Army predecessors, as well as their orientation against ... soldiers
“Since then, the U.S. has intervened in Libya, Syria, Niger, Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia and has deployed military forces in a number of other countries.” ... In Afghanistan, where Mills helped co-found the first Afghan news service, Mills said the Taliban was a creation of the Pakistani intelligence service. soldiers
The hostilities escalated soon after Indian Para-Special Forces conducted the "surgical strikes" against terror launch pads in four different locations in PoK to avenge the killing of 19 Indian soldiers in the Uri Army camp attack in September 2016. Last year, there were as many as 860 CFVs along the LoC ... soldiers
An unmanned aerial vehicle, allegedly on a spy mission, was shot down by Pakistani military forces on Tuesday evening along the Line of Control (LoC) in Chirikot Sector, the military's media wing claimed. The 'spy drone' was reportedly brought down over violation of Pakistan's territorial integrity and it has ... soldiers
The US military killed a commander from the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan who also served as an al Qaeda facilitator in an airstrike in ... other al Qaeda training camps in the Shorabak district in Kandahar province, the previous commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, told ... soldiers
PanARMENIAN.Net - A leading Pakistani daily says recent visit of Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi to Pakistan shows that military diplomacy plays an important role in bringing the two countries further close to each other, IRNA reports. Daily 'Nawa-e-Waqt' in its editorial ... soldiers
With a total military strength of 919,000 personnel, total aircraft might of 951, and a defence budget of $7bn, Pakistan's armed forces have been ... India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Poland, and Singapore, has revealed that Pakistani military has 197 naval assets, 301 fighter ... soldiers
KARACHI: Pakistan Armed Forces have been ranked the 13th most powerful in the world on the Global Firepower Military Strength Index 2017, according to data released by the group on its official website. The list by Global Firepower (GFP) relies on more than 50 factors to assign the 133 countries ... soldiers
ISLAMABAD: The participants of a seminar urged Pakistan to take immediate notice of Indian Armed Forces Joint Doctrine (IAFJD) 2017, which indicates that New Delhi sees both China and Pakistan as direct military threats and plans to explicitly conduct “surgical strikes” as a formal part of India's ... soldiers
Speaking to reporters along with his Pakistani counterpart, Khawaja Asif, the Russian official said fighting terrorism is one of the priority areas of cooperation between the two countries. He said joint military exercises between Russian and Pakistani special forces, which began in 2016, will continue this year ... soldiers
Although the small force is officially there on a train-and-assist mission, the arrangement is reminiscent of a military practice from decades ago ... Worse, they would land Pakistan in the midst of a Sunni-Shiite sectarian conflict that would alienate Pakistani Shiites at home as well as its neighbor Iran. soldiers
As first reported by Reuters, the Pakistani Army is sending soldiers to Saudi Arabia on a "training and advice" mission. This is notable because Pakistan has previously been reluctant to commit forces to Saudi military operations such as that in Yemen. Fearing a deterioration in relations with Iran (which is ... soldiers
During the Soviet Union's decade-long occupation of Afghanistan from 1979-89, Pakistan helped the United States funnel weapons and fighters to help the mujahedin battling Soviet forces. Eyebrows were raised in March 2017 when a group of Russian military advisers were given a rare tour of the North ... soldiers


 

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