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Afghan Air Force Needs More Pilots, As Well As More Planes

By Josh Smith and Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Aug 16 – The Afghan air force is limited not only by its size. Despite numbering only 130 aircraft, there are not enough pilots and crews to fly them all. The shortage is hampering Afghan security forces’ ability to fight Taliban militants, who are once again gaining territory

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Pakistan Wants Air Force Upgrade for Prolonged Militant Fight

By John Irish PARIS, April 7 – Pakistan wants to upgrade its ageing fleet of fighter jets in anticipation of a prolonged battle against Islamist militants, although the purchase of fifth-generation planes would only be a last resort, a senior air force official said. U.S. ally Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 180 million people, is

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India’s Home Ministry Says Sixth Militant Killed at Base

PATHANKOT, India, Jan 3 – Another gunman was confirmed killed on Sunday in an operation to clear an Indian air base after a militant attack, a home ministry source told Reuters, bringing the total number of assailants eliminated to six. “The decision to blow up the one of the administrative units was taken to neutralize

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