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Pakistan adds home-made fighter jets to airforce

Pakistan adds home-made fighter jets to airforce

The head of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) said Tuesday that Pakistan had introduced 50 home-assembled multi-role JF-17 Thunder fight jets into its airforce. Air Marshal Javed Ahmed, chief of the state-owned Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), said the Pakistan Air Force […]


India, France say will press ahead with Rafale Fighter Jet deal

India, France say will press ahead with Rafale Fighter Jet deal

The French and Indian defence ministers agreed to press ahead with negotiations on the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India, both sides said Tuesday, after slow progress cast doubt on the estimated $12 billion deal. Successive deadlines to […]


China will not go to war for North Korea: former general

China will not go to war for North Korea: former general

China will not step in to save neighboring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or starts a war, a retired People’s Liberation Army general said, possibly signalling waning patience in Beijing with its wayward, nuclear-armed ally. “China is not […]


Iranian Leader Tells Armed Forces to Stay Ready for Combat

Iranian Leader Tells Armed Forces to Stay Ready for Combat

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iranian navy officials on Sunday to improve their capability for combat, irrespective of political negotiations which may be taking place. “Given our vast maritime borders and the enemy’s huge investments in this area, our armed forces […]


Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

A pair of frontrunners have emerged to take charge at the Pentagon after President Barack Obama announced the departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If former under-secretary Michele Flournoy gets the nod, she would be the first woman to hold […]


France at the UN warns North Korea over nuclear threat

France at the UN warns North Korea over nuclear threat

France warned North Korea on Monday that it would likely face more UN sanctions if it follows through on threats to carry out a nuclear test. North Korea has reacted angrily to a UN resolution condemning its human rights record […]


US Defense Secretary Hagel resigns

US Defense Secretary Hagel resigns

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will resign on Monday, senior officials told reporters, as the White House faced mounting criticism over its handling of the war against the Islamic State group and the campaign in Afghanistan. The former senator, who […]


US delivers anti-mortar radars to Ukraine: Pentagon

US delivers anti-mortar radars to Ukraine: Pentagon

The US military has delivered three radars to Ukraine designed to detect incoming mortar fire, the Pentagon said Friday, amid appeals from Kiev for Washington to send weapons to help fight pro-Russian rebels. The counter-mortar radar systems were flown to […]


Last chance saloon for Iran nuclear talks

Last chance saloon for Iran nuclear talks

Time runs out Monday for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely. The five permanent members of […]


 
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