pakistani military

Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Joint Military Exercise

ISLAMABAD, Sept 23 – Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia. During the Cold War, Pakistan spent a decade helping the United States funnel arms and fighters into neighbouring Afghanistan

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Pentagon Not to Pay Pakistan $300 Million in Military Reimbursements

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Aug 3  – The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said. Relations between the two countries have been frayed over the past

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Military Training Helps Pakistani Shooters Reach the Olympics

By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, Aug 4 – Two members of the small Pakistani contingent participating at the Rio Olympics have the country’s military to thank for much of their training. Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, a 29-year-old Navy Marine, and Minhal Sohail, a 21-year-old university student, will both compete in shooting events at the Games. Bashir

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Pakistani Female Fighter Pilot Dies in Jet Crash

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 24 – A female Pakistani air force pilot was killed on Tuesday when her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali, the military said, the first such loss for the country’s tiny community of women pilots. The crash happened during “routine operational training”, the air force said in a statement. A second

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