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First batch of French Rafale fighter jets head to India

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe first five of a batch of French Rafale fighter jets purchased by New Delhi in a controversial multibillion-dollar deal headed to India on Monday for rapid deployment amid rising tensions with China. The deal, estimated to be worth $9.4 billion, has been shadowed by corruption allegations levelled by the opposition Congress party, though Prime […]https://www.defencetalk.com/first-batch-of-french-rafale-fighter-jets-head-to-india-76058/

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Pakistan ‘most improved’ country on US nuclear security index

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkA United States study on worldwide nuclear materials security for 2020 has said Pakistan is the “most improved country” after increasing its overall score by seven points. On the whole, Pakistan ranked 19 with 47 points, while India ranked one place below at 20th spot with 41 points. According to the National Threat Initiative Nuclear […]https://www.defencetalk.com/pakistan-most-improved-country-on-us-nuclear-security-index-76029/

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China Ramps Up Production of JF-17 Fighter Jet

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkChina has ramped up production of JF-17 fighter jet, which was jointly developed with Pakistan. In the first half of 2020, the number of aircraft delivered was the most in the past five years, according to industry reports. As of June 30, the production line of the JF-17 has on average shortened the production period […]https://www.defencetalk.com/china-ramps-up-production-of-jf-17-fighter-jet-75924/

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All 4 terrorists killed in attempt to storm Pakistan Stock Exchange compound

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSecurity forces killed four terrorists who attempted to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange compound in Karachi in a gun and grenade attack on Monday morning. According to a police statement, one sub-inspector and three security guards were martyred in the attack. Seven people, including three police officials, have been injured, the statement said. The attackers, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/all-4-terrorists-killed-in-attempt-to-storm-pakistan-stock-exchange-compound-75779/

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Pakistan approves military deployment to curb virus

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DefenceTalkPakistan on Monday authorized the army to deploy across the country and in the capital Islamabad in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The interior ministry announcement, which came as the death toll from coronavirus rose to six, means troops will be able to assist the civilian government with logistics and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/pakistan-approves-military-deployment-to-curb-virus-74937/

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Fighter jet crashes in Pakistan capital during parade rehearsal

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DefenceTalkISLAMABAD: A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet crashed in Islamabad on Wednesday (Mar 11) in an apparent accident during a rehearsal for an upcoming military parade in the capital, officials said. There was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot or co-pilot, or details on the area the plane crashed. Footage on social media […]https://www.defencetalk.com/fighter-jet-crashes-in-pakistan-capital-during-parade-rehearsal-74779/

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Afghanistan: nearly two decades of US intervention

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DefenceTalkKabul: The US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, following the 9/11 terror attacks, targeted Al-Qaeda in the sanctuaries provided by the Taliban government of the time. More than 18 years later, as Washington pushes to end America’s longest war and sign a deal Saturday with the Taliban, here is a timeline of developments: ‘War on […]https://www.defencetalk.com/afghanistan-nearly-two-decades-of-us-intervention-74331/

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One year after standoff with India, Pakistan boasts military pride

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DefenceTalkPakistan Wednesday marked the first anniversary of its standoff with New Delhi in which it shot down and captured an Indian pilot in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. The February 2019 scuffle was the first dogfight between the nuclear-armed nations in decades. Pakistan’s army on Wednesday flew teams of reporters to the site where […]https://www.defencetalk.com/one-year-after-standoff-with-india-pakistan-boasts-military-pride-74326/

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Pakistan conducts successful test of air launched cruise missile Ra’ad-II

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Pakistan successfully conducted a flight test of air launched cruise missile Ra’ad-II, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday. According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the cruise missile, which has a range of 600 kilometres, is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance and navigation systems ensuring engagement of targets with high precision. Lieutenant […]

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Pakistani Navy Commissions New Damen Corvette

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The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2300 Tonnes Corvette PNS YARMOOK (F-271) – a Damen OPV 1900 – in a ceremony held at Constanta Port, Romania on 13th February 2020. Attending the event was Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani HI (M), Vice Chief of the Naval Staff as Chief Guest. The ceremony was also attended […]

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